Monthly Archives: August 2014

How to: Catherdral Window

This is a beautiful technique which simulates the look of quilting and patchwork but the great advantage to it is that once each piece is completed, it will already have a tidy, finished backing which means there is no extra … Continue reading

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How to: Crochet a beret

Beret made using beautiful Ardalanish ‘Manx’ wool spun in Mull and Manos Silk Blend Fino This quick and easy beret, which can be crocheted in one evening and a great way to use up similar weight wools. Depending on the colours … Continue reading

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Sampler Patchwork Quilt

Since Christmas I have slowly been working on a hand stitched, English paper pieced patchwork quilt. I have recently finished these three sections – I am hoping to make 16 in total, 55 cm square. This piece is ‘Flying Geese’ … Continue reading

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Hooky mat ‘Matriarchal Trefoil’

Using the traditional ‘hooky’ technique used for making rugs, I have recently finished this portrait of the three strong matriarchs in my family: my Mum, my Nan and my Great Aunty Wilma. I decided to use the trefoil design as … Continue reading

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