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Mended dressing gown

2011 June 18
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by Rachel

Paintbrush roll

2011 June 18
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by Rachel

After spending money on paintbrushes it seemed the thing to make a roll for them to live in instead of being bashed around in a box. The fabric is old tie silk bought at a weavers,spinners and dyers meeting for 50p!

Mended kimono

2011 June 9
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by Rachel


Needle book

2011 June 4
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made years ago while going through a phase of making dorset buttons.

Sewing bag

2011 June 4
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Sewing kit to take things to and from work in. the blue fabric with white flowers is left over from when I was a baby, the covers in my moses basket were made from it. The dark pink is more recent, used for pocketing in a Jacket I made for my last project at college.

Curtain for Nick

2011 April 26
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by Rachel

A “yurt warming” present for Nick who has moved into a yurt he built himself!  I’m hoping the curtain will have a similar glowing effect when the light comes through it in the morning as it did on the washing line!

the yurt itself here: http://www.yurtblog.yurtcraft.com/gallery/

Sewing workshop in the garden…

2011 April 10
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We set up a sewing workshop in Ed’s garden in the morning, the production lines task was to make 20 children’s aprons for a cooking workshop a friend was running.

The task was made even more enjoyable by early evening neighbours were arriving for a barbeque, music being played and food (aptly) being prepared on the cutting table. Need less to say the sewing machines by late evening were serving the other useful function as a place to rest wine glasses on…

Princess dress

2011 April 5
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made in a day for clementine!

photograph: Tabitha Schofield

Walk around Francescas house…

2011 April 3
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by Rachel

Wash bag (made 2009?)

yellow curtain


Paint roll

peg bag

Different birthdays on one mantelpiece

2011 April 3
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hand embroidered 2009

painted 2010

hand embroidered may 2010, a birthday present for Francesca this March.

(Poem by Cicely Mary Barker)