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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 … [Read More...]

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

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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 […]

Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress

New book, new project

I received this beautiful book for my birthday this year. Frida Kahlo‘s dressing room was locked up when she died, and her husband Diego Rivera stipulated that no one was to enter for fifty years from the moment of her death. Once that fifty years had passed, historians and conservators were able to open it […]

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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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