Making Zen Online Retreat

Coming up later this month, I’m presenting a session at the Making Zen Online Retreat. This is a FREE online event that goes for 5 days, from Monday 15th – Friday 19th of May. It’s a 5 day happening where stitchers and crafters can learn new processes, improve their techniques and get inspired. If you’re…

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Compostable Clothes

Last week I unleashed the first part of A Year of Zero Waste Sewing, which you can download for free in this blog post. In it, I talked about fastenings for clothes which are compostable. I found the whole subject so fascinating and discovered lots more than could ever be fitted into a small booklet,…

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Makin’ it Magic: the Japanese backpack

Makin it Magic The Japanese backpack

Some time ago, my mum went on a holiday to Japan and brought me back a backpack kit. It consists of a pre-printed panel and a single sheet of instructions. The instructions are in Japanese but, as is the case with Japanese pattern books, the illustrations are so clear and thoughtfully drawn that a person…

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