all my own work by ann

Sewing and textiles with Ann

A present from Rye

We took our holidays in Rye this year, and found ourselves to be staying 5 minutes walk from the Merchant and Mills shop. You may have noticed that i haven’t … Continue reading

September 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

Me Made … a different month

Interesting lesson learnt from Me Made May this year, although probably not too surprising. Forget May! I need to do this during a different month in future. Bear in mind … Continue reading

June 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

Me Made May 22

I look forward to Me Made May. Apart from joining in with SewBrum (which i didn’t do last year), it about the only sewing event that i join these days. … Continue reading

April 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Multi use children’s patterns

One cannot stop sewing forever! Amongst other things, the results of sewing usually come about much faster than cross stitch and embroidery. Having said that, the sewing process creates a … Continue reading

March 16, 2022 · 1 Comment

Atlantic Surf

My second piece of cross stitching has gone ‘off piste’, as some of my friends would say. In other words, i did not use a pattern or template; i just … Continue reading

February 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Cornwall cross stitch

My mother did loads and loads of cross stitch work. Having just completed my first piece of work, i appreciate even more than previously, how many hours / days / … Continue reading

January 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Inspired by Packwood House

It’s a long time since i last created a blog post. I’m still stitching; in fact, almost every day. However, i haven’t made any clothes for myself since the end … Continue reading

December 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Beginner’s Guide to Screen Printing

There are many; and this isn’t really one if them! Some just say to take your screen, your item to print, along with your design template, and just pull the … Continue reading

August 20, 2021 · 2 Comments

Smocking

Clearly it’s a dying skill, because spell-checks have all sorts of trouble with the word! Thanks yet again to the Maker’s Atelier magazine (Summer 21) for inspiration for this project. … Continue reading

June 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Me Made May – how it went

My objective this year was to try to wear garments that i have made post March 20, some of which have had very little wear since being made. My initial … Continue reading

June 5, 2021 · 1 Comment