I went to visit a farm one day

sheep shearing shearer shearing a sheep

Yesterday my family visited the shearing shed of some friends.  Sheep shearing was in full swing with three shearers, two roustabouts and two wool classers.  Everyone was working very hard but there was a friendly ambience. Sheep shearing is extremely hard work, and is said to be the same as running two marathons -one in…

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Liz Haywood pictured with sewing machine

Hello and welcome to my first ever blog post.  I hope to share, inform and entertain on all things dressmaker-y, knitting and fashion. About me:  I trained as a clothing patternmaker and worked in the fashion industry for twenty years, mainly ladies wear.  I was so fortunate to work at many interesting places with talented,…

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