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Textile crafts: knitting, crochet, sewing, spinning, dyeing, patchwork

Craftivism, Activism

I’m interrupting my plan for my next blog post which was meant to follow on from the last, BUT as significant events in the world in recent days have, I’m sure, swayed many people’s attention and sparked the most remarkable… Continue Reading →

New from old: Recycle your greetings cards into next year’s cards and wrapping 

You’ve probably seen enough of Christmas cards, now that Twelfth Night has gone and you have taken them all down. If you haven’t yet thrown them into the recycling bin (or the landfill bin, for the non – recyclable cards)… Continue Reading →

Motivation to Mend

Mending has never been my favourite occupation, but I’m learning to appreciate the art more lately. Pled ing to buy no new clothes for several more months has sharpened my attention on making what I have last longer – giving clothes… Continue Reading →

Go Homespun

I’ve changed the name of my blog, from In Stitches Daily to Go Homespun. I’ve been thinking of changing the name for a while. Why? Well, like many bloggers, I started with a vague idea of what I wanted to… Continue Reading →

And the Bride Wears Wool

Last month I got married. And, what did the bride wear? Why, wool of course – a homemade outfit made in Scottish and Welsh wool. Those who know me well would not be the least bit surprised. Why wool? The… Continue Reading →

No Nylon Socks

Socks aren’t an article of clothing that I would most associate with nylon. Sportswear, yes, but socks?   However, sometime ago, I saw a link to a No Nylon Sock KAL Project (a KAL, or Knit-a-Long, run by Joeli Creates)… Continue Reading →

No new clothes: The Seamless Pledge

I’ve joined the Seamless Pledge, and this is the pledge: I, Liz Pearson, take the Seamless pledge for a year. I will abstain from buying any new clothes until the end of my pledge. I will find ways to be… Continue Reading →

Ode to the haberdashery department

The haberdashery department in a local store has signs up saying ‘50% off everything’. I should be rushing in with glee, but instead, I’m sad. It’s closing down. I even had a vague feeling of panic – how ridiculous! But… Continue Reading →

#MenditMay: re-mend it

On the last day of Mend It May I’m reviewing what’s on my mend-it pile. It occurred to me that I have some re-mends to do and some mending that I know will eventually turn into re-mend projects, simply because… Continue Reading →

Freehand pattern drafting versus standard pattern drafting

I’ve been comparing pattern drafting by the freehand method (drafting directly on to fabric) and standard drafting of paper pattern pieces. I wore an outfit to a friend’s wedding recently that I made by using both methods. Some time ago… Continue Reading →

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