Tag: recycle

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Sick of Covid-19, I think we all are, I know I am too, time to look to the future and the pleasure of sewing. I have been asked to add a block to a blog hop. Not fully sure what it entails so I am for the most part winging it. The block size required…

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Here’s a great idea for those of us prefer to reuse and recycle, and the idea seems to resolve a is of issues we often experience with our sewing. 1,000m of Sew-all rPET thread from just one recycled plastic bottle! Gütermann creativ have added these colourful thread packs to the popular rPET range. Produced using…

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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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If you remember I’m making a quilt out of 1/2 inch hexis. A long term project I think. So every now and then I will update you. After a keen start here’s what I did after day 1. I had 1 1/2 hrs at U3A sewing and another hour or so later that evening at…

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Many, many years ago hubby bought me a lovely sewing box. Overtime it began to look a bit tired and dare I say, a little dated. I had an idea, so checked to see if I could remove the tapestry fabric easily. Yes, no problem. Next, it needed a lick of Annie Sloan paint. We…

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We had an odd dining room chair, so I gave it a lick of chalk paint and covered it in new fabric… Over time it got a bit grubby and Hubby didn’t need it anymore in his ‘play room’ so I gave it a new lease of life with a patched block for my sewing…

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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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Recycling has been in my blood since before I was born. My mum was a great recycler, long before it was termed recycling. She used to call us ‘second hand Roses’, Maybe it was being brought up during and after the war that did it. (My mum, not me) The only thing I remember getting…