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Sewing and textiles with Ann

Reflections on lockdown

It’s week 8 or 9. I don’t know. I’ve lost count. I can say quite categorically that without the ability to craft, and in particular to sew, lockdown would have … Continue reading

May 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Weaving

Sadly, my weaving course at Sunny Bank Mills in Leeds, has been cancelled. The looms must be big enough to allow social distancing, i would have thought…. I thought it … Continue reading

May 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Me Made May – India week

I didn’t intend this week to be India week, but by Tuesday I noticed that there was a recurring theme, so after that, it became deliberate. I have bought printed … Continue reading

May 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Fifty shades of green

I exaggerate! But I did use four different shades of green thread to make this dress. I had to dive into my stash of thread during lockdown, as I couldn’t … Continue reading

May 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Me Made May 2020

I haven’t seen anything about Me Made May this year. Maybe I’ve missed something somewhere. I can understand that committing to a me-made wardrobe for a month might not be … Continue reading

May 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Bags of bags

It’s lockdown time, and I guess that many of us are working our way through whatever fabric we have in our houses. I don’t have much of a stash of … Continue reading

April 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Hebden t-shirt

Well, I had to do it, didn’t I? It’s not everyone who has a sewing pattern named after them! I can see family Christmas presents coming out of this, especially … Continue reading

April 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Vogue 8499 – Marcy Tilton trousers

Now I might be a big fan of Marcy’s designs, but I do not recommend this pattern. (Left) This is partly because I prefer Vogue 9193, (Right) which is similar, … Continue reading

April 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

GBSB Japanese style top No. 2

I suppose that this is another example of ‘making a garment from a book that I already own’, The GBSB From Stitch to Style, but that’s not how it came … Continue reading

March 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Vogue 1689 – Marcy Tilton blouse

Or is it a jacket? I’ve seen it described as both. I think it’s a blouse. I finished it yesterday and almost kept it on for the rest of the … Continue reading

March 25, 2020 · 3 Comments