Monthly Archives: "June 2012"

Crochet Restoration

This very moth-chewed vintage crochet throw was brought into the shop a few weeks ago. It had great sentimental value to the customer and the question was: ‘Could it be mended?’ Well there’s nothing like a challenge. It took many hours and took almost forensic unpicking of the damaged sections. Fortunately the granny squares pattern was quite straightforward

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Open Garden Afternoon

   Last Sunday the village held an open gardens afternoon. Nothing so grand as the NGS scheme, just anyone who wanted to participate inviting the public into their gardens for a small fee, raising money to refurbish the village hall kitchen.  The British weather played its tricks for almost the whole week beforehand and did not let up for the

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Knitted Coat Hangers

.    Gone are the days when left over scraps of yarn were discarded just for the sake of tidiness. Times of austerity are upon us, which only reinforces a Waste Not Want Not attitude, not to mention the rising cost of good knitting wool. Crochet is a very good means of using up yarn, but even that leaves very small

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