Braided rag rugs

My latest obsession? Braided rag rugs. They're addictive. These are no-sew rugs, made with nothing but strips of cloth (mostly torn), a pair … [Read More...]

My two first rag rugs

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My two first rag rugs

Braided rag rugs

My latest obsession? Braided rag rugs. They’re addictive. These are no-sew rugs, made with nothing but strips of cloth (mostly torn), a pair of scissors and a bulldog clip (used at the very beginning). A large crochet hook can be handy, but is not completely necessary. Thanks to Ilka White‘s one-day rag rug workshop, I’m off […]

Quilt by Jessie T. Pettway (b. 1929).

Gee’s Bend-style quilt

A friend showed me a book on the quilts of Gee’s Bend. As works of art, they’re so inspiring. I wanted to make something special for my lovely step mother, who was having a significant birthday this year. Because the original quilts were sometimes made of corduroy;   because I had a fair few corduroy […]

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A Beanie Affair 2013

Entries into the 2013 Beanie Affair at Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia.

Linda shawl front

Linda Shawlette – FREE pattern!

  For a friend’s birthday, I decided to knit a small shawl – or shawlette – for keeping her shoulders warm in the cold of the country winter. I chose my yarn carefully from Zigo Zago: Classy from Dream in Colour in Cranberry Melt and Crying Dove. It’s 70% merino wool, 20% cashmere and 10% […]

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