What is boro stitching? stitching May 08, 2020

The recent trends for patching and mending our clothes have derived from the...

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How to repair your jeans with zen stitching circles stitching tutorials Apr 30, 2020

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How to make your own freezer paper tutorials Apr 03, 2020

Some of my readers will have come across references to freezer paper for...

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Seven easy steps to a Zen day slow living Mar 27, 2020

With most of us being encouraged to self isolate at the moment and to work...

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To knot... or not? stitching tutorials Nov 29, 2019

This is a question I get asked all the time - and if you have learnt...

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What makes Sashiko thread unique? stitching tools Oct 18, 2019

Ordinary fabric and needles were originally used for sashiko, but the thread...

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How to Print Sashiko Stencils on Fabric stitching tutorials May 24, 2018

If you have been swept away with the Sashiko stitching craze (like me) you...

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The Art of Stillness slow living Apr 26, 2018

'Sitting still can be a way of falling in love with the world and everything...

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