Show and Tell

What is it about the big shows put on at exhibition centres around the country? I've been to several now for a number of different interests and there's just something about them that's somehow slightly disappointing. Take today.  I went to the Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts show in Manchester.  It's some years since I've been... Continue Reading →

Stretching the issue

Although this blog is very new and shiny, I have been sewing for a little while now and there are certain fabrics I feel pretty comfortable with. Cotton.  Cotton's pretty good. Particularly quilting cotton - firm, stable, pretty colours.... not always great for dressmaking though, is it?  Looks great on the hanger or on Gertrude... Continue Reading →

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