Tag: denim

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A year has passed and I am continuing to play catch up with posting these blogs. Day 50: Encroaching stem stitch. Four strand thread, two blue and two black. Diary Entry: Not much to write about other than housework which I cannot , not do due to OCD. I spent most of the day in…

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It has been over a year since I started this diary, due to ill health I never had chance to finish posting it up. I would still like to share it, so here we go. https://ukqu.co.uk/blog/2020/04/13/the-cheap-procrastinator-stitch-diary-in-lockdown-1-13-days/ https://ukqu.co.uk/blog/2020/05/05/the-cheap-procrastinator-stitch-diary-in-lockdown-14-28-days/ https://ukqu.co.uk/blog/2020/06/05/the-cheap-procrastinator-lockdown-diary-days-29-35/ https://ukqu.co.uk/blog/2020/08/05/the-cheap-procrastinator-lockdown-diary-days-43-49/ https://ukqu.co.uk/blog/2020/08/22/the-cheap-procrastinator-lockdown-diary-days-36-42/ Day 43: Today was a no stitch day. Diary Entry: It was a semi productive…

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When we are at home with no where to go for a while it’s a great time to sort out our wardrobes, and it’s a good bet many of us will find a pile of denim to play with.   Gutermann have a range of threads that work really well with denim .. and what a…

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I recently saw this super cool Jean quilt and thought that I really wanted to give it a go. Image from: http://apassionatequilter.blogspot.com/2010/06/finished-denim-quilt.html  I don’t own may jeans that I wanted to cut up, so I did a shout out to all my friends and family. I was in luck as my sister donated a whole suitcase…

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P&Q is the original ‘re-use’ craft. Take items, usually clothing, that have fulfilled their natural life span and transform into something else, just as useful. I do keep clothing that isn’t good enough to go to the charity shop just for this purpose and, with the emphasis on us reducing our carbon footprints these days,…

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Every so often I see something on Facebook and think ‘I could do that’. This was one of those moments. There’s been a lot of talk about reusing and recycling to reduce the mountain of waste we generate daily, and on top of that I’ve been dieting (1.5 stone gone! Yes, I know, its wonderful!)…

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When I was about 14 or 15, I embellished clothes. It started with camouflaging little holes, making them into flowers… No idea about Boro, back then… I never really stopped embellishing, but when I started quilting hell broke loose. I went to a class from Marijke van Welzen, and started embellishing for real.. Then came…

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While reading the many posts on facebook; I came across Boro, Japanese style patchwork. It intrigued me, as I find myself draw more and more into the world of Japanese textiles. Yet I know very little about them. Susan Briscoe, author and another blogger on this site has a wealth of information on it. So…