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The Cafe / Re: Stash purge
« on: Yesterday at 22:52:52 »
If you keep it long enough it's vintage! I applaud those of you who have a good clearout. I must have another trawl through my collection and donate some to the local secondary school.

Patterns & Fitting / Re: PDF patterns from Knip Mode
« on: Yesterday at 21:50:54 »
Well I've ordered my 3 issue trial which seems incredibly good value. Let's hope I don't get an email tomorrow asking for extra postage! Although you can successfully put the website through google translate, to get it to work properly I had to use the original Dutch site and had another window open with google translate so I could drop key words in and get an English translation. Fingers crossed I've done it correctly.

The Cafe / Re: The television thread
« on: Yesterday at 21:45:16 »
Yes I watched it last night. Paisley has never recovered from the loss of the thread industry. Indeed a lot of our industrial towns suffered badly when the UK textile industry collapsed.

Patterns & Fitting / Re: PDF patterns from Knip Mode
« on: Yesterday at 19:09:28 »
Thanks so much, dolcevita. I shall now have to consider putting this in my winkelwagen!

The other good thing is that all the patterns go up to big sizes, Burda only do a few plus sizes.

Patterns & Fitting / Re: PDF patterns from Knip Mode
« on: Yesterday at 18:03:13 »
If you wouldn't mind posting us to the webpage with the three issue trial offer, dolcevita...

I love some of the Dutch terms already - I see that winkelwagen is a shopping cart... but I prefer winkewagen!

Patterns & Fitting / Re: PDF patterns from Knip Mode
« on: Yesterday at 17:43:04 »
There are some very nice patterns but would I be able to cope not knowing any Dutch? Or is sewing a universal language??  :D

Today... / Re: Monday 14th August
« on: August 14, 2017, 22:07:53 PM »
Did anyone see the fascinating programme on Coats threads and threadmaking Paisley? It was on BBC4  earlier this evening. At one time Coats was the third largest company in the world. Of course, manufacturing moved overseas and no thread is made in the UK now. As with so many other textile towns, Paisley never recovered. Sad but also fascinating.

Today... / Monday 14th August
« on: August 14, 2017, 08:26:15 AM »
It's raining but I have  a sewing day! Yipee!  :D

The Cafe / Re: Coincidences...I had a few
« on: August 14, 2017, 08:24:30 AM »
A few years ago I bumped into my dentist in Vancouver Aquarium.

The Cafe / Re: Idiosyncrasies
« on: August 13, 2017, 22:16:09 PM »
I've never thought of putting newspaper -tabloid or otherwise- on windows when decorating but I do close all the curtains at night. Never liked the idea of net curtains. You don't see them much these days.

I have plenty of other idiosyncracies though, but I'm not sure I'm going to let on what they are.  ;)

The Cafe / Re: The television thread
« on: August 13, 2017, 17:34:15 PM »
Now Poldark is finished Sunday evenings are empty!  :(

Today... / Re: Sunday ?? August
« on: August 13, 2017, 08:36:47 AM »
Fantastic, that you've met so many TSPers , Imi. We'll have to try to organise some meet ups round some of the other sewing shows.

The sun is shining here so we'll have a walk in the hills later and I have a Katherine Tilton top in Liberty lawn (courtesy of katsfabrics aka Standfast and Barracks) to finish.

In the wardrobe / Re: Buttonholes (heavy sigh)
« on: August 12, 2017, 17:03:07 PM »
Oh dear,  buttonholes are a pain no matter how well one's machine behaves in other ways. Having had a machine with a one step buttonhole for a few years now I would not be keen to go back to a 4 step buttonhole. My new Singer machine seems to do a slightly better job than my older Janome but it does seem to be something to do with getting the fabric as flat, taut and ridge free as possible - which isn't always possible of course. I had my first proper foray into bound buttonholes recently and had to cut a new pattern piece after the misleading instructions in the Vogue pattern. The results are fine but they are time consuming.

No real suggestions, I'm afraid but you are not alone in buttonhole frustration!

The Cafe / Re: New Dyson?
« on: August 12, 2017, 16:53:01 PM »
I've one of the cordless Dysons which is great at sucking up dust and is really light which I love. Although I often wash the filter, I think the filter has now had it (after nearly 2 years) so I'm hoping the filter I've just bought for £8.99 on ebay will do the trick.

Today... / Re: saturday 12th August
« on: August 12, 2017, 16:45:32 PM »
It's a shame when libraries close, ditto for museums. We recently got annual passes to Lancashire's musems - five out of the eleven listed have closed in the last couple of years.  :(

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