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Thu 10-Mar-11
8:17 pm
Cherami
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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.


 

I used to help my mum in the evenings making them Rugs no TV then just the Radio with Journey into Space and stuff like that. But I do still have a stool she made in a school near Baldock.

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Thu 10-Mar-11
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Cherami
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If any of you have missed the following programs they can be download at http://www.thebox.bz

Edwardian Farm

Victorian Farm

Tales from the Green Valley ( Brilliant)

Mastercrafts (also Briliant) Thatching, Stonemason, Stainglass windows etc, Woodcarving (Bodger) and metalwork Forge.

You will need Utorrent to get your downloads, which you can find under http://www.utorrent.com

Forgot also all the highstreet series.

 

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Mon 28-Mar-11
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Strange isn't it - just because something's not in fashion, it goes into the wardrobe and stays there. confused

Daughter often gives me a a bag of clothes she no longer wants. I've decided to do something with the latest - a pair of striped trousers!

I have cut out the seams and I now have four lovely long pieces of material. I'm going to make some more bags - the last three all sold, so they must be worth making. Recycling at its best! ok

I'll take some piccies in stages. see how I get on.

(I also have some denim lengths, hopefully they'll become bags, too !!)

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Tue 29-Mar-11
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You are clever, Val......I would never have thought to do anything like that (although my sister probably would).  I just gave away a huge bagful of clothes on Freecycle, never occurred to me that I could possibly have altered some of them and made something else.

 

Incidentally.........oh, perhaps this isn't the place for it, feels like another rant coming on! roll_eyes

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Tue 29-Mar-11
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I rarely buy fabric for embroidery, I just use old fabric that people give me and old clothes. If they are thin they get sewn onto backing fabric to strengthen them. cheers

Sun 15-Jan-12
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Hi Joanna, looking through some websites this evening, I came across this gallery and I immediately thought of you. It's just the sort of thing you are wonderful at creating.

One day, when I have some creativity ¦. laugh maybe I'll try to do some of this! whistle

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Mon 16-Jan-12
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I am waiting for a clean area to create in! Renovation dust not do my machine much good! I love to see all the ideas you have

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Mon 16-Jan-12
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Val, what a coincidence, I was looking at that very site a few days ago because someone blogged about using silk carrier rods, I asked what they were and she pointed me to Stef's site.  It's quite staggering what she does don't you think?

I'll try that again!
Mon 16-Jan-12
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Love it! Thanks for passing on that site. I have started another embroidery for my Mother and Father incorporating old embroideries and tatting from grandmothers' stashes and was not really that enamoured with it at the moment but seeing those pictures, has got the imagination firing up again. cheers

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My daughter has asked if she could have the shawl I knitted for my first child. All three had use of it when they were tiny. It is now over 30 years old and was knitted with 3 ply wool. She also wants he smocked romper suit my late mother in law made for my son. I am so pleased she wats to re use these treasured items

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TA, I thought her work is just stunning, so yes, couldn't agree more. magic

 

Oh good, Joanna, glad you're all fired up again - can't wait to see what you make for them! 

 

Aly, it is nice that your daughter appreciates the treasures.

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Tue 17-Jan-12
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She is being very sensible and has accepted a second hand cot from a cousin of her OH as well as clothes. I am putting together a box for each of them and gathering things for them. It easy for Katy as we know it is a boy but Jodie doesn't know so I will have to keep it all neutral.

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On Monday, it is my lovely neighbour's birthday, so I decided to create a picture with fabrics, buttons, etc.

However, try as I might, I haven't been able to load it on here. Drat!

I'll try again later...........

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Sat 11-Feb-12
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Good luck, don't forget to click the little tree picture.

I'll try that again!
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