At the last Buttons & Pearls workshop I mentioned a rather nifty little website that can ‘convert’ wool. This is, if your pattern is telling you to use beautiful wool that will end up costing you a small fortune, this site can offer you several (just as beautiful but cheaper) alternatives. The address to visit is yarndex.com and you just need to answer a few questions.
Another website which I rate this week is the patchwork maker from the V&A. Simply upload your photo and the magic little program converts it into a quilt template for you. You can even pick the difficulty level and the number of colours that you want to use.
The best and most inspiring thing that I wish to share this week is the challenge that Marisa Lynch has set herself…to buy 365 outifits, for 365 dollars and to transform one a day into something wearable and original. Well worth a look at www.newdressaday.com