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Crafts

Padding & Upsizing Dressmaker Dummy

I’ve fairly recently started sewing and dressmaking and have obtained a dressmaker’s dummy.  Now there’s a baffling object.  It says it offers 2 sizes and quite clearly shows two sets of dimensions possible;  however my one doesn’t seem to have the capability of reaching the larger sizes.  So I have had to work roundRead More

Knitting

Socking Knitting In The Round For Speed

I do love a good knitting session.   I’m currently making a pair of socks for a very good friend of mine – she went potty when I showed her my vast home knitted sock collection and the inevitable request for a pair came in.  I like the lightness of the year and how small gaugeRead More

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Knitting

Taking Apart & Restyling Has Benefits

Since we all started living more at home we have started to learn crafts and really take to making do and mending.  I have learned my way around a basic sewing machine and recently decided to improve the look of two pairs of summer slacks.  They had been taken up in length rather clumsily butRead More

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Knitting

Lessons In Sewing Machine Discipline

There’s never enough time in my life to keep all the hobbies going.  It’s all fun to try my hand at.  Since dicovering some seriously freaky fabric used on projects by our teenage kids, some years ago, I decided to repurpose the craft room and all that I surveyed in it.     These fabrics were commonderedRead More