Monthly Archives: March 2011

Stitch by stitch

I have recently started a project which I know will take many years to complete. It is a patchwork blanket…but sewn entirely by hand in the traditional way with cardboard hexagonal templates. I wanted to make something that uses all … Continue reading

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Natural Born Knitter!

This post is all about the beautiful practice that is knitting. Firstly, some photos of the natural born knitter that is my boyfriend, Matt. He asked me to teach him because it mystified him how “banging two needles together” produced … Continue reading

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Learn to Knit and Crochet

Buttons & Pearls are unleashing their love of sewing and textiles on the lovely people of Southsea and beyond, beginning with the first of two sessions teaching how to knit and crochet on Thursday the 7th April from 6 till … Continue reading

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Buried Treasure

I went to Judy’s Vintage Fair in Southampton today and discovered treasure. Hidden amongst the racks of clothes and piles of curiosities I found the stall selling buttons. Beautiful, vintage, carded buttons. Heaven.  

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Buttons & Pearls

The latest development in my super hectic and beautifully busy life is the birth of Buttons & Pearls, a partnership between myself and the lovely Ooh la Lapin. We are teaming up to offer textile and craft workshops and share … Continue reading

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Off to market

This Sunday, the 6th of March, the Square Tower in Old Portsmouth is hosting the Love Southsea market,  which promises to be full to the brim with beautiful objects. My work will be there alongside the wonderful creations of Louise … Continue reading

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