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Publications / Ottobre
« on: March 03, 2019, 13:55:31 PM »
The 2/19 womens clothing magazine is up on their website. Fairly basic stuff, tops still swinging out towards the hip. I can usually find the magazine in Bristol at Temple Meads station.

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For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / Wanted- Union Dress
« on: January 28, 2019, 07:58:07 AM »
I'd like to buy  a non-pdf uncut copy of the Merchant and Mills Union dress pattern. Or I could swap it for the Dress Shirt pattern (unused). UK only please.

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Sewing Machines / Sashiko Machine
« on: December 31, 2018, 12:58:06 PM »
Hi, has anyone else got once of these machines? What have you made on it? I bought one about 18 months ago, refused to listen to the dealer when he tried to demo it in my home, and spent months trying to rethread it. I eventually watched an online tutorial and realised that if I had listened I would have understood that it only looks like conventional threading but is certainly not. I haven't thought of a freehand project yet (Wabi Sabi style) but will probably start with a shopping bag as my old ones I made are beginning to wear out.
My local Oxfam shop has a craft corner that does a roaring trade - sells donated bits of cloth and threads and other habbie stuff. One person's reject is definitely another one's treasure !

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Hi, I'm new... / Hello from Bristol UK
« on: December 31, 2018, 12:42:27 PM »
A thanks to Imei for sorting out my registration. I am retired, make stuff (lots of different stuff!, mostly on sewing machines) and my current interest is Japanese dressmaking books (although I haven't made anything from them yet, as I may end up looking like a bag lady encased in oatmeal linen.
Xmas makes were PJs for DD, a xmas sack and hotwater bottle for DGS, and I appliqued his dad's (bought) t- shirts with gnomes from a patchwork remainder.
DD unearthed (and wears) a famous Fair Isle sweater (Prince of Wales pattern) that my mother knitted 30 years ago for her father - I checked online and they are nearly £300 to buy.
I was Mcgintie on Stitchers Guild.
And...I have actually met Manuela!

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