Zero waste wrapping and other ideas for the festive season diy low- and zero-waste Dec 10, 2020

Each year I try to minimize the amount of waste I create at Christmas by...

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What is a Hana Fukin? stitching Dec 02, 2020

Hana fukin - (literally ‘kitchen cloth or flower cloth’) are...

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Handmade Sashiko Holiday Gift Ideas diy stitching Nov 26, 2020

What does a handmade Christmas look like?

This year I will be celebrating the...

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DIY - Tote bag from upcycled jeans with sashiko pocket diy stitching upcycling Nov 20, 2020

If you have been following along, you have seen me recycle an old pair of...

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DIY - The best face mask for glasses diy stitching upcycling Nov 12, 2020

With the ongoing Covid pandemic, wearing a face mask in public spaces...

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How to make a pot holder with recycled jeans and Boro stitching stitching tutorials upcycling Nov 06, 2020

Last week I put together a list of fun things I would make recycling an old...

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Eight ways to upcycle old jeans stitching upcycling Oct 30, 2020

Sadly, one of my favourite pairs of jeans has reached the point of no return....

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The three additional benefits you get with Sashiko stitching slow living stitching Aug 19, 2020

 You may be familiar with the beautiful geometric patterns of sashiko...

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How to cut and organize your sashiko thread tutorials Jun 23, 2020

Sashiko thread often comes in a skein, which can be frustrating to access if...

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What is the difference between Sashiko and Boro stitches? stitching May 28, 2020

This is a question that gets asked all the time, and it can be very easy to...

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How to make a sashiko thimble tools tutorials May 21, 2020

Recently I bought a sashiko thimble to assist with sewing projects that...

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Stitching zen circles stitching May 15, 2020

Cover image: Embroidery by Kate Ward

Stitching circles is a form of...

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