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How to: English Paper Pieced Patchwork

Patchwork has a long tradition of using precisely cut, paper pieces to ensure that the complex geometric designs fit neatly into place, ensuring fewer mistakes and more economical use of fabric – which was and can be expensive. Follow these … Continue reading

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Get involved! The Shipley Centenary Quilt Project

The Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear will this year be celebrating its 100th Anniversary, after being founded following a bequest by local solicitor Joseph Shipley (1822-1909). The gallery holds a beautiful collection of European Old Masters, to … Continue reading

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How to: Knit Socks Part 1

To start with, knitting socks can be tricky….but well worth the effort! AND, once you’ve grasped it, you’ll never stop! Socks make great presents for anyone and everyone, for almost every occasion. Plus, the great thing is, what you need … Continue reading

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Mini OC’s Pebble Painting

Although it’s Summer, recently it’s been rather stormy, cold and wet. So recently we decided to do some indoor crafting after a very cold and blustery trip to the beach. Having successfully decorating my ukulele with nail varnish, I thought … Continue reading

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Peace Squares update.

It has been fantastic to see the response to the call out for Peace Squares to be made as part of the Artists for Peace  ‘All We Are Saying’ exhibition at the Holy Biscuit in September. I would like to … Continue reading

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‘Hook a Portrait’ textile workshop at the Biscuit Factory.

Louise Underwood ‘Hook a Portrait’ Textile Workshop Saturday 4th July 2015 £40 per person 10am – 4pm, 1 hour lunch Suitable for beginners, this workshop will teach you how to use the traditional North Eastern technique of ‘Hooky’ matting to … Continue reading

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How to: Yarn Bomb a chair!

WARNING!! -This is a really fun one and could possibly get addictive! You will/may need: Knitting wool – double knitting and above in thickness, and lots of colours! Crochet hook or knitting needles, Wool needles, Foam/seat pad, Fabric for patchworking, … Continue reading

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How to: Broomstick Crochet

Broomstick Crochet is a traditional technique dating back to the Victorian period. It is a very decorative technique which can make the finest mohair’s, to the cheapest polyester and the chunkiest wools, look beautiful – whether by giving them a spider web feel … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas presents

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope 2015 brings health, happiness and plenty of creativity to sooth the soul! I thought I would post photos of the many gifts that we sent and received at Christmas that had been handmade … Continue reading

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Broomstick Crochet Snood

My niece is doing well for Christmas presents this year, she has been watching my posts recently and has regularly spotted things that she fancies. This piece I have made specially for her after she’d seen a scarf she liked on … Continue reading

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