Is Marie Kondo really the solution to our overfilled wardrobes? low- and zero-waste slow living stitching upcycling Mar 05, 2021

By now I'm pretty sure you have heard of Marie Kondo. Some of you may have...

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What is the environmental cost of a pair of jeans? low- and zero-waste slow living upcycling Feb 25, 2021

Cover image: My favourite pair of jeans have been mended over 14 times now.

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How to Whip Stitch stitching tutorials Feb 17, 2021

Whip stitch is a great way to attach a patch of fabric to your garment when...

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My experience with Project 333 slow living Feb 10, 2021

Recently I wrote an article about the impact a pair of jeans has on our...

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Seven more reasons why stitching is good for us: The physical benefits of sewing slow living stitching Jan 30, 2021

Its amazing just how many benefits there are from getting creative and doing...

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Ten reasons why stitching is good for us slow living stitching Jan 22, 2021

During the Pandemic people have reported a sense of depletion. Not quite...

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How to stitch a Hana Fukin stitching tutorials Jan 13, 2021

Hana Fukins are a fun way to practice learning sashiko stitches because they...

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Word of the year: Simplify slow living Jan 08, 2021

2021 is my year to simplify. 

I have been reading Deepak Chopra’s...

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Last minute gift ideas that are quick to make: DIY Brooches, Patches and Ornaments diy stitching Dec 17, 2020

With a little more than a week to go before Christmas there's always one or...

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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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