Saturday, 14 January 2012


So here is how I filled in the hole. I bought some balls of wool from the charity shop, all kinds of delightful shades. Then I just blanket stitched. I had trouble stopping once I had begun. My new cardi was cutomised too. I did this while George made tomato soup listening to Radio 6. Danny Baker mapping Middle Class pursuits in the UK. It really made me laugh out loud as listeners described crafting, farmers market trips, trying out new violins, arguing about Farrow and Ball colours,researching types of oil to use on an olive wood chopping board etc.realising how Middle Class they really are.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

I have been sewing this last few weeks. I combined a piece of crochet with one of my damaged linen sheets to make pillow cases.

The crocheted piece disguises a hole.

Here is a piece of 'chanvre' or hemp I used to cover a shade from a charity shop bought lamp. The light is obviously softened a lot. I will probably add more buttons and things and either patch the hole or I may wind hemp string around to band of metal and leave the hole.

I am also branching out into hand knitted finds and 
this rather splendid shawl was a great find. I think it's barely been worn

Here is a grain sack that I have sewn a long crochetted runner on.  I use it as a long cushion on the back of the sofa that is against a wall.