Will is now a couple of years into his schooling, and I have been increasingly frustrated by the plastic envelopes he is required to use for transferring items in his school bag. Our school sends notes home in one envelope, readers in another, plus there are two more envelopes for use at school. I hateContinue reading “School Reader Bags”
I have a brand new niece!
This occasion calls for a brand new baby quilt, of course: a scrappy Trip Around the World.
Have you wondered why it has gone quiet on the blog these last few weeks? I needed to get a *lot* of new garb made for Rowany Festival 2017! From top left we have: Three smaller child tunics (for Will, Evie, and Evie) and a teenager tunic (Izzy) Another teen tunic (Izzy) with a viking Kaftan;Continue reading “Rowany Festival Garb 2017”
This year Evie asked me to make her teddy some clothing, as a present for her birthday. This material just begged to be made into something sweet for Evie, as it has all her favourite things: pink colours, gold sparkle and some busy geometric shapes. I can’t even begin to describe the squeeee moment I had whenContinue reading “Teddy Clothes”
Hello all! I have a photo fiesta for you today, showing the various types of seam treatments I have used inside the humble SCA T-tunic. This is a basic medieval garment that is worn as underwear or layered for warmth. The T-tunic is made up of various rectangles and triangles that fit together in complicated ways.Continue reading “T-tunic Seam Reviews”
I made another pair of City Gym Shorts as a birthday present for my eldest. Happy Birthday Izzy! This time I decided to try finishing the seams with the teeniest tiniest French seams you can imagine. And it worked! I am a big fan of French seams because they are very quick to sew (providedContinue reading “Teeny Tiny French Seams”
My husband laughs at the terms I use in weaving. “You’re sleying the reed?? How is that even a thing?” Well, now I’ve started using a “temple”! 😀 This is a device that forces the width of the woven piece to match up correctly with the “dents” in the reed (haha, there I go again). This stops theContinue reading “Weaving with a Temple”
Last year my kids picked out a couple of fabrics to make up into pyjamas. These fabrics sat for ages in my stash, waiting for the right inspiration to come knocking. Then I saw this great set of instruction from Purl Soho, to make up their City Gym Shorts. I figured — why not pyjamaContinue reading “City Gym Shorts”
A long, long time ago, in a suburb far, far away … … I wound a very looong warp for tablet weaving a belt. A 292 cm long belt! I used 20 tablets (in reality, playing cards cut into a square shape, with four holes punched at the corners). Each tablet was threaded according toContinue reading “Birka tablet woven belt”
This Christmas I made Isobel a twin-size equilateral triangle quilt. This is the biggest quilt I’ve completed since I was in High School! It overlaps her single bed with enough to tuck in at the sides. This was the project that I hinted about last year, when I posted about using starch for the first timeContinue reading “Isobel’s Triangle Quilt”