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My lockdown diary is nearly at its end, just one more week to go. Reading this a year later I should have realized health wise I was not being careful. Day 93: Trellis Layout, white perle thread. Diary Entry: Not able to get up until after dinner, even then my body did not want to…

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It is amazing how hindsight can give us perspective. As I read further into my diary entries I can see the weariness creep in. Day 86: None down today. Diary Entry: I did some much needed weeding today followed by coffee with a friend. Step dad came round and had a coffee and I got…

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Recently I was sent a pack of quilting needles from Clover – Black and Gold Needles. On opening they are certainly great to look at. The black colour comes from the special plating which allows the needle to pierce the fabric smoothy, reducing drag. The gold, from the top eye of the needle. Black and…

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Clover Black Gold Needles The ultimate in needle quality from Clover, these professionally polished hand sewing needles have a special black plating which allows the needle to pierce effortlessly through fabric with major reduction in frictional resistance. Designed to provide the optimum balance between hardness and flexibility, the needle shaft is strengthened using carefully selected,…

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Do you have a sweet tooth? I know I do but these might help keep the calories at bay. Keeps needles sharp Newly added to the Clover range are these rather delicious looking macaron-shaped magnetic needle holders. Not only is the design very appealing, these holders are incredibly useful and also very versatile. These irresistible…

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Pony Black Sewing Needles Pony Black brings you a new generation of sewing needle that is innovative as well as meeting the highest international standards. They are nickel free, ultra-smooth and have perfect points for superior performance. They are offered in the largest range of hand sewing needle sizes for every conceivable craft including sharps,…

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As a beginner in this wonderful world of patchwork and quilting, you can easily become a little confused with all the terminology and general guidelines that can apply to the many different sections of the craft. Should you wash new fabric? What fabrics can you use? What thread is best for each task? Well, for…

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As you know I work for British Patchwork and Quilting magazine and we are running a series of features by Chris Hammacott on ‘Sustainability in a P&Q World’. The first was on needles and pins which got me thinking. For the full feature, you will have to get the March 2020 (issue 314) but I…

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As you know I work for British Patchwork and Quilting magazine and we are running a series of features by Chris Hammacott on ‘Sustainability in a P&Q World’. The first was on needles and pins which got me thinking. For the full article, you will have to get the March 2020 (issue 314) but I…

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I was recently asked to review a pack of Gütermann threads that came with an assortment of Prym hand sewing needles and a set of Schmetz universal machine sewing needles. There were ten reels of 100 meters 100% polyester threads, a brand I regularly use for general sewing, in a range of popular colours. Due…

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Take out the guess work with Certain Stitch Needles! These brilliant needles have been developed to give consistent length stitches that are evenly spaced, just like a professional. These exciting new needles will help build your confidence and speed up your sewing whilst also enabling you to achieve perfection. There are multiple ways you can…

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I recently went to a wedding in London and would be passing a “new to me” quilt shop on the way – it would therefore be rude not to stop! Whilst wandering around I spotted that they had Schmetz Gold needles. I had not come across these before although I have always used Schmetz in…