Monthly Archives: "November 2011"

Crinoline Ladies – again

This is how collections begin. Pick up a piece or two around the place and suddenly things start leaping out from everywhere you look. Recent irresistible additions to the Crinoline ladies collection include this (unfinished) embroidery from the early 1950’s.It is now awaiting framing but will probably remain unfinished and all the more charming for that.

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Rag Rug Part 1 – work in progress

There is an upside to the long, dark winter evenings ahead, it does mean that there’s more time for getting on with making stuff. One of this year’s new projects is the making of rag rugs. The almost obsessive collecting of vintage wool blankets over the last year or so was never in vain. Most are too worn out

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