I remember the tragicomic moment when a woollen hood ended up in the tumble dryer . Why use a tumble dryer, I hear you ask? And with good reason. But let me tell you that in a house (make that a small house) in the London suburbs, getting something dry is a futile project! And so… Read More A superhero’s jumper!
Today is the perfect day to share a project that is easy and requires persistence, perfect for those who love uncomplicated knitting – the northerly wind brings thick clothing to mind! The real difference with this piece of work is the collection of samples of vegetable-dyed wool that I have on hand. I have one… Read More For the cold days: a ‘sampler’ knitted dress
Video source: Facebook Miao embroidery is a tradition over 500 years old where the embroider actually weaves metal thread into beautiful and delicate patterns. Long Nv San Jiu, a fouth-generation tin embroider is worried that the art will die out, as more and more young girls are reluctant to pursue the lifelong craft. It can take up to… Read More The Last Generation of Tin Embroiders?
The founders of Efaisto Bernard and Lou-Adrien want to change the way that we shop with ethical fashion made by South-East Asian artisans. Their website allows you to have custom made products, handmade just for you. You can also see and learn about the person who is making your product, and you can view exactly how much you’re… Read More Hate shopping malls… love unique items!
Whenever you go to an antiques fair you always return with something which fuels your imagination. A trip to ‘C’era una Volta’ (Once Upon a Time) Antiques Fair – the fair that runs from September to April in the big Cesena exhibition centre – is an unforgettable experience. Once we returned with an enormous roll… Read More From an Antique Roll of Hemp Fabric: a Country Style Centre Piece for a Table
Guest Article by Roxanne Lasky Go to Previous Page My stitch work has run the gamut of techniques, from the machine variety of free-motion quilting and embroidery to traditional hand embroidered stitches like those that embellish crazy quilts and back pockets of blue jeans. Chain and feather stitches and the simple Kantha of running threads… Read More Stitches, Feathers and Natural Colours on Textile as a Metaphor of a Personal Journey Part Three
Guest Article by Roxanne Lasky Go to Previous Page I jotted down every thought that came across my mind. And before long, I was telling a story of migration. Migration of the dyes moving gracefully through the fabric, crossing grid lines and arriving in other spaces. I realized that this echoed the story of my… Read More Stitches, Feathers and Natural Colours on Textile as a Metaphor of a Personal Journey Part Two
Guest Article by Roxanne Lasky My name is Roxanne Lasky and I am pleased to contribute to the No Serial Number Blog with my take on hand stitching. While I have been a textile artist for quite some time, I started my art journey as a watercolour and oil painter. All of my work is… Read More Stitches, Feathers and Natural Colours on Textile as a Metaphor of a Personal Journey
Our ‘Unpaper towels’ came about because we were always using paper towels to clean up everything. Spills on the counter and floor, food on faces, wetting and dusting book shelves etc. and we started really noticing how much waste we were going through when we would empty our recycling and garbage and it was full… Read More Discover the ‘Unpaper Towels’
Create your own bell cloche hat by following Rosa’s original instructions! You will need: – 90 grams of wool hand dyed with natural colours – 1 crochet hook no. 5 1st round work 5 double crochet in a magic ring; 2nd round work 2 double crochet in each double crochet of the previous lap, marking with… Read More Make Your Own Bell Cloche Hat