all my own work by ann

Sewing and textiles with Ann

Saori weaving

At last i have done a weaving course. It was in the Japanese art of Saori weaving, created round about the 1960’s. It means ‘creative weaving’. In theory there are … Continue reading

January 17, 2023 · Leave a comment

Scraps

Hello again and a happy new year. Scraps! The biggest problem in my sewing life. I have cupboards full of leftover scraps from sewing projects. Little bits that really aren’t … Continue reading

January 12, 2023 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

Me Made May 21

I don’t take part in many sewing events, but i always look forward to Me Made May. I suppose you can make what you want of Me Made May – … Continue reading

April 29, 2021 · 1 Comment

The Maker’s Top

I succumbed. I bought a new pattern; published only last week, and my first version is already made. I wanted to do some sewing over the Easter weekend. The pattern … Continue reading

April 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

TMA waist coat – some ‘free’ sewing

I am still aiming to both fill my time and to use patterns that i already own; i unexpectedly found myself making The Maker’s Atelier (TMA) waist coat, which appeared … Continue reading

March 28, 2021 · Leave a comment