Category Archives: Fabric shops

Batik Painting in Bali

One reason I chose Bali as a holiday destination was my interest in batik fabrics. I wanted to see batiks being made, have a go myself and also buy some to make into quilts, I even organised my luggage allowance … Continue reading

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A Textile Weekend in London

This time last weekend I was in London visiting my penfriend. Sam and I started writing to each other around 1977 when we were 12 years old. We connected through the Girl Guides, she lives in Brisbane, so about 12,000 … Continue reading

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Looking back at February

February seems to have whizzed past, I know it’s a bit shorter, but even so! We’re knee deep in decorating at home at the moment so sewing has pretty much been restricted to evenings when I collapse in a heap … Continue reading

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Fun, Friendship and Fabric

What more could you want for a perfect weekend than fun, friendship and a bit of fabric retail therapy! I had a great time! On Saturday it was #sewdowndewsbury, a sewists meet-up in the nearby market town of Dewsbury. Ali, … Continue reading

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Initial Cushions

Last week I was on annual leave, busy getting ready for Christmas and making presents. I made good progress,  making six presents altogether. I’ve already shown you the purses, today its the turn of the cushions! I was struggling for ideas … Continue reading

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Sew North

I had a great day on Saturday at Sew North, it was a meet up for sewers in Leeds organised by Sally from Sew Sweet by Sally and Becca from Red W Sews. They did a great job! We met … Continue reading

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Fabric Shopping in Yorkshire!

  As you know I am rather partial to the occasional retail therapy when it comes to fabric, even better when it is totally unexpected…. Skipton is turning into quite a good centre for fabric. The Fent Shop has been … Continue reading

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Cross-stitch on the move!

I went down to London on Monday for a study day at Harefield Hospital, I packed a little cross-stitch kit in my handbag to keep myself amused! I started it last week, it’s cross-stitch box called Summer in the Dales … Continue reading

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Tricks and Treats

I know it’s a bit early for trick and treats, but over the summer I’ve learnt a couple of simple sewing tricks…and I’ve had a few treats!!! My first big treat was a vintage sewing machine! I’ve been hankering after one … Continue reading

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Visit to Halifax

I spent a lovely few hours in Halifax yesterday. Halifax is a town about 20 miles from here so it was two buses and a train to get there, but it was worth it… Bankfield Museum is on the edge … Continue reading

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