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Two recent useful ressurections first for the ladies who sew, himself dragged out of retirement by his daughter, croftmill.co.uk. this is longsufferings favorite supplier of materials has clothed 3 sprogs and even me ! For the gardeners Nigel Kay who sold N A Kays a few years ago  has unretired hisself as elixirgardensupplies.co.uk probably due to his successors at Kays going bellyup (any offers for £3.98 credit note) Both offer excellent service at bargain prices.okwave

(Seth, I merely converted your recommendations into clickable links. Cheers. Danny)

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Goodness me I didn't realise that the croft mill had retired. It didn't seem that long ago since I went but maybe it was. eeek

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It must be over two years since Himself at Croft Mill retired, and I am right now working on some of the fabric that I bought then, with a tear in my eye!

Trouble is, since his daughter persuaded him to come back, they have a whizzy new web site, with pictures of the fabrics, making them even more desireable, and I am trying very hard to concentrate on reducing my stash! Trouble with snall granddaughters is - you can spend hours making them clothes, and see virtually no lowering of the level in the boxes.wink

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I think I used to buy all my fabrics from there, years ago.  Oh those were the days, when a yard of fabric and a bit of ribbon would make my daughter a dress....

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Clippy Mats 

Please can any one help me with 'how to' how do I make fabric, clippy mats or wallhangings?

I know that you're a 'crafty lot' and thought they would make a lovely change to the usual mats that I am forever purchasing, could I make them into cushions, ruffled cushion cover would be lovely, if I knew how to use my sewing machine.........

I would love a new hobby, just wish I was adept and professional like Fiona and so many of you are.

Look Forward to hearing from you, thanks,

Odelle xwave 

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I'm not sure of what you mean by Clippy Mat, could you explain a little more please?

I'll try that again!

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doh  Silly me, I should have Googled to start with...see linky it shows you all that you need and how to do it.   Alternatively, see Channel 4 iPlayer equivalent for Kirsty's Home-made Home,  She had someone showing her how to do it there.  Not sure which episode, you'll have to scroll through.

I'll try that again!

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braided rugs are always another good use if you have tons of fabric to use up , there nice and thick and quite hard wearing . Clippy rugs were my grandmothers speciality and it was my job to take them out and beat them every week a chore i really hated

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You all came to my aid again, I will try the link you posted for me on the braided rugs, don't know where I got 'clippy rugs' from?.....Perhaps I was thinking of them being made from pieces of material, it was my Great Aunt who used to tell me about the rugs, shall look at Kirsty video also, it's all so interesting to me as well as food of course!

Thanks again, Odelle.what_the_heckwavewavewave

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It might also be worth looking at the BBC iPlayer for the episode of Edwardian Farm where Ruth made a rag rug using hessian backing and fabric cut into loads of narrow strips.

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i've been watching that Edwardian Farm programme - it's really interesting. I also liked the Victorian Farm they did last year. It's the sort of programme the BBC seems really good at.

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Shereen said:

It might also be worth looking at the BBC iPlayer for the episode of Edwardian Farm where Ruth made a rag rug using hessian backing and fabric cut into loads of narrow strips.


Hi Shereen,

I could kick myself, I started to tape Edwardian Farm as I knew it would be 'just up my street' (what I would like), managed to miss the beginning of the first episode, never put 'keep on it', and missed it again as some-one took the series link off, although no-one has owned up to it!....  either the machine has developed a personality of it's own or I'm going potty, the second option could be debatable! Ha,ha,ha........

It's good that I can look on BBC iplayer for the episode as that's just what I would love to be able to do. 

Thank you Shereen,

Odelle.laughaarghroll_eyeswave

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OdelleS said:

Yes, I agree, BBC have some really good programmes on like Edwardian Farm.

I love to watch all these 'factual' types, I'm so annoyed at myself for missing the full series. Enjoy watching and learning, makes me realise how lucky we are with our labour saving devices. It's a shame that old traditions do 'die out', however, things do seem to come full circle again as fashions come and go as with myself wanting to learn how to make rag rugs, if my hands will cope with it!

I enjoyed watching 'Turn Back Time: The High Street', which really brings it home as to why we should support our local small business' that are sadly only a few left in today's high streets such a shame.

When I look at old photographs of Stockton-on-tees High Street, to the mess it is now it's such a shame when we see the beautiful buildings we've lost and the 'shambles' which used to specialise in traditional butchers, delicatessens and a myriad of other stalls, in favour of the now mass produced, packaged goods. A sad sign of the times, we used to be famous for the largest market in the High Street, now it seems to be  a mish mash of all sorts, not the fish, tripe, farmers market type stalls, every thing from haberdashery to freshly caught Whitby crabs. 

I shall get off my 'soap-box' now, I do get carried away!  I'm moaning on a PC and shall have a look at your blog, I guess I want to move with the times, yet preserve the things that matter to me.......'double standards'?......Some things should be preserved if you see what I mean?confusedroll_eyeswave

bobquail said: i've been watching that Edwardian Farm programme - it's really interesting. I also liked the Victorian Farm they did last year. It's the sort of programme the BBC seems really good at.


 

Shereen said:

It might also be worth looking at the BBC iPlayer for the episode of Edwardian Farm where Ruth made a rag rug using hessian backing and fabric cut into loads of narrow strips.


Hi Shereen,
 

I could kick myself, I started to tape Edwardian Farm as I knew it would be 'just up my street' (what I would like), managed to miss the beginning of the first episode, never put 'keep on it', and missed it again as some-one took the series link off, although no-one has owned up to it!....  either the machine has developed a personality of it's own or I'm going potty, the second option could be debatable! Ha,ha,ha........

It's good that I can look on BBC iplayer for the episode as that's just what I would love to be able to do. 

Thank you Shereen,

Odelle.laughaarghroll_eyeswave


 
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welldonewavelaughToffeeapple said:

doh  Silly me, I should have Googled to start with...see linky it shows you all that you need and how to do it.   Alternatively, see Channel 4 iPlayer equivalent for Kirsty's Home-made Home,  She had someone showing her how to do it there.  Not sure which episode, you'll have to scroll through.


Many thanks Toffeeapple for the link to 'linky', you brought back some wonderful memories spent in Swaledale, the brilliant pieces shown of Reeth, where I've visited a few years back whilst staying at a friends cottage in Gunnerside, a small village in the Dales, so remote, there's no mobile phone network coverage so it was pure peace, quiet, relaxation with breath-taking scenery, wildlife and walks, wonderful! Made extra special by my friend Pauline who was so welcoming, a very special lady indeed who provides 'home from home' accommodation in their self contained cottage attached to their fantastic home, built in the 1800's, it's an ideal base in which to stay and visit all the towns in the Dales.

Farms still have cool boxes with fresh eggs, cream, milk outside on the roadside where you can take what you require and leave the money for the produce, isn't it good to know that in to-days society there are still some places left where people are honest, trust-worthy and un-spoilt/

Apologies, I've gone off the subject of rug making completely, I was so taken aback at been transported back to that special place that holds many fond memories for me.

I thank you for the lovely surprise of evoking good times and for the information I required on rug making, little did I know I'd be taking a trip down memory lane! 

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big_laugh We aim to please!  I'm always getting sidetracked when searching for something.

I'll try that again!

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