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Elbe Textiles Staley top

Last year I bought the Elbe Textiles Stayley top, printed out the pattern and there it sat. I decided to cut it out to sew up at the Fremantle Sewing Group retreat a couple of weekends ago. Then it hung around my sewing room as I wasn’t well enough to attend the retreat. I was […]

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Blue pinstripe suit

Last year I bought a piece of blue and white pinstriped wool, and a piece of beautiful, but slightly damaged, vintage silk from Martien van Zuilen, the convener of Fibres West and renowned felt artist. I knew I wanted to make a pair of trousers from the wool, and I wanted them to have that […]

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Knitting needle cases and Oslo pouch

I was recently inspired by Marjorie from @marjoriesews on Instagram when I saw she’d made a knitting needle case. I’ve experimented with a variety of cases over the years, both bought and handmade, and have never been happy with any of them. I followed up the tag that Marjorie provided and found the case from […]

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Making for babies!

Please note the plural; I now have a grandson, although he’s in London so I haven’t had a cuddle yet. I was due to go to the Fremantle Sewing Group inaugural retreat, but became unwell, and the doctor advised against mixing in close company. I had prepared a few things to make, including some baby […]

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