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I like a good challenge – but a sewing one??

I’m not the kind of person who passes up an opportunity to participate in a challenge, (unless it is going to break me physically or financially). So when Helen suggested the knitting group undertake a patchwork challenge I was hooked. … Continue reading

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Crafty social enterprises in Cambodia

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I had an amazing trip to Cambodia in November where I was lucky enough to find these fabulous organisations, all using traditional crafts as a means of providing training and employment for people trapped by poverty, a legacy of the … Continue reading

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Not getting knotted with stranded knitting

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I was very happy to have a whole day knitting with the lovely Ann Kingstone at a stranded knitting course at Spun shop in Huddersfield recently. The course covered the basics of stranded knitting, but also included the scary art … Continue reading

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What a lovely surprise

This week has been seriously uneventful. So rubbish in fact that I burst into tears at finding I’d run over a bird this morning – I think it had been hit by a car and I hope I put it … Continue reading

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Follow your arrow

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Two things have got me through the hard and emotional month I’ve had since Easter, my best friend and this knitting project, so it makes sense that she gets to keep the finished shawl. I started knitting it the weekend … Continue reading

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Taking time out for the Vasconcelos exhibition

I was lucky enough to find myself with free time in Manchester this afternoon and popped in the Art Gallery to see the Joana Vasconcelos┬áTime Machine exhibition. For lovers of textile artwork this exhibition is a must see. Vasconcelos’s art … Continue reading

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Women who have inspired me…..

Since I’ve managed to get myself stressed out over finishing the stripy cardigan recently and an array of crocheting attempts that have resulted in giant knots, I have been thinking about all the inspirational women I have met since taking … Continue reading

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