1. Make a fabric silhouette using freezer paper Small World Land blog has instructions for this easy project.

     
  2. Meet the Inverted Mango Monster. She’s a handmade necklace that snuggles around your neck. Get one at http://tuworkshop.co/

     
  3. An Embroidered repeat pattern by Aisling Smyth.
    Follow her on Tumblr or Facebook

     
  4. Leafling Yellow Leaf Bike Pannier bag, Messenger bag

    Leafling’s Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeaflingoOo?ref=listing-shop-header-item-count

     

  5. Colchester’s first Yarn Bomb

     
  6. This is an embroidery weaving sample I did. More can bits like it can be found on my Instagram account augustandjune 

     
  7. Hand embroidered, glow in the dark jaw bone patch

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/DanyReede

     
  8. I’ve been offline for a while and not blogging, firstly my laptop broke and took a while to get fixed, then I moved house over Christmas…smart idea!  But now I’m settled in my new place and back to blogging!

    Today I went to Manchester for a day out and went to Manchester suburb, Chorlton for Stitched Up’s new HQ opening day!  

    I met the lovely folks of Stitched Up at Just So festival last summer (we were running workshops along side each other) and loved their ethos.  They’re a collective of eco-minded stitchers who want to promote sustainable fashion to a wider audience.  In their own words:

    Our name reflects the way we feel the fashion industry treats us, its workers and its shoppers.

    Our workshops, clothes swaps and events encourage people to upcycle, create and stitch - empowering,enlightening and engaging people of all ages and backgrounds.”

    In their new HQ they have sewing machines you can rent out by the hour if you don’t have access to your own (and if you want some experienced seamstresses about to advise you if you’re new to it!).  They also run loads of workshops, sewing machine driving tests, crafternoons, up-cycling workshops and loads more as well as selling a range of carefully chosen up-cycled clothes, handmade goods and fabrics.  Definitely worth a visit and keeping an eye on.

    Find more about Stitched Up here:

    http://www.stitchedupuk.co.uk/

    And on facebook here:

    https://www.facebook.com/stitched.up.12?fref=ts

     
  9. Fabulous free macaron coin purse pattern from Craft Passion!

    (http://www.craftpassion.com/2012/01/macaron-coin-purse.html)

     
  10. Here’s a little tutorial I wrote on how to make a mer-cat brooch. :) http://ld-p.blogspot.com/2013/09/mercat-brooch.html