fast-fashion label patchwork purse

Fast-fashion label patchwork pouch

The world is facing a fast-fashion epidemic. Less than 1% of material used to produce clothing is recycled into new textiles and fibres ( Elle MacArthur Foundation 2017 ). This patchwork project is my small contribution towards recycling. I find clothing labels uncomfortable. Usually I remove these skin irritating blighters from my clothes the first Read More

heart-flow weaving

Heart-flow weaving

This is a recent creation from a kit I purchased at the Sheffield Wool Monty. Read More

micro:bit starter kit

Celebrating Women In Engineering

Along side a couple of my lovely colleagues at UoS I recently had the opportunity to volunteer at the Celebrating Women In Engineering And Computer Science day long event at King Edward VII School, Sheffield on 1 July 2019. It was a truly fantastic day of Celebrating Women In Engineering And Computer Science. Our fearless Read More

From Instagram: Great haul from #thewoolmonty today 😁 #ilovesheffield #nofilter #lmbl #craftshow

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Bold & Beautiful – Knitting pattern

Bold & Beautiful knitting pattern by Cathy Carron Published in Short Story: Chic Knits for Layering Straight forward knit and pretty easy to assemble. Each side (i.e. the arm and half the torso) is knit separately and then sewn together. The cowl and lower banded knitted from picket up stitches. I did the small-medium size Read More

Cabinet Upcycle

This TV cabinet could have been a write-off. The British Heart Foundation had it on sale for £5. With it’s dark wood veneer surface and missing back it was filthy, abandoned and grim. I suspect if I hadn’t spotted it there is a good chance it would have just ended up in a skip. Luckily (for me) I spotted it while looking for a new home for all my craft bits. The carving on the front “had potential”. I paid the lovely staff the £20 quid to have it delivered, gave it a thorough clean it, sanded it and painted it with this lovely “Jelly Bean” colour from Valspar/Pantone

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Risk assess your organisation’s Google Apps

So lucky you, someone (maybe you) has realised third parties at your organisation are an important consideration for information security. Maybe you were one of those happy organisations that were even doing this sort of risk assessment BEFORE GDPR? Maybe you thought you were fine on 3rd party assessments, until someone finally had the “but Read More

Knitted Owl Hat

Knitted using Owl Hat Pattern by Ruthie Nussbaum

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Gran Jumper – Knitted

Gran pattern by Dora Creadora I started with medium size but quickly realised it was running smaller than expected. I didn’t want to frog it and start again so instead, as I reached the armpit I just continued increasing with the pattern until I reached a more reasonable size. It still turned out more fitted Read More

Feminist Junk Journal – video flip through

A junk journal with feminist ephemera. Content sourced from various places including a UK Suffragettes replica memorabilia pack, feminist playing cards, adult comic books, a feminist dictionary, etc.

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patchwork stocking

From Instagram: Got my patchwork stocking finished on time. #craft #patchwork #nofilter #diychristmas

patchwork stocking

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memory tassel

Scrap memory tassel

Over the years I’ve collected all manner of badges, patches, beads, bits and bobs. Small bits of tat and ephemera, they’ve sat around in the bottom of boxes. Every so often I’d come across one and they’d pull a memory from me. That poetry jam in Cambridge, that awesome craft store in Montreal, that mind Read More

Crazy patchwork purse – Sewing

This was a quick crazy patchwork project. I had a load of scraps of “fancy” burgundy and silver/gold fabric that I didn’t want to throw out. Just about enough for a small evening bag. Read More

Dragon Midori Fauxdori

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From Instagram: African fabric Furoshiki


African fabric to make Furoshiki to wrap festive presents from Canadian to Irishman in the U.K. #weareinternational #moormarket #hopenothate

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From Instagram: London skyline, hotel living. #iso27001 #ilovelondon

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Fabric twist journal

As part of a recent swap with the amazing and talented Lisa Goddard I got to try something a bit different. The idea was to put together a basic journal with a fabric twist, something that Lisa could use as a jumping off point to try new things but still be able to make her Read More

Repurpose a slogan jumper (don’t stop repealing)

I’m doing my best to reduce my consumption and avoid fast fashion. That said, sometimes something comes along that you feel so strongly about that you must shout it from the rooftops (and wear it across your chest). The world turns, the people speak, tears and/or partying …and you find yourself with an item of Read More

Vintage correspondence case Before and After

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I’m working through my stash and I’ve finally gotten around to starting on the Silk Road sample/rainbow pack from HillTopCloud. This is the beautiful silky sky blue. Read More

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