– 172 – more needle punching…

… because it’s totally addictive… Today, with a raging headache I sat down to play… straight up needle punching this time because my brain wasn’t really up to too much thinking.  I didn’t even draw the design on the back ground, I just drew with the yarn.  (I’m using Rowan big wool).  Now if you…

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– 172 – adventure in needle punching…

… actually this is not strictly correct, I should be saying ‘adventures in needle punching and rug hooking given I’ve playing around with both on the same piece. I don’t know what it is about this medium/craft, call it what you wish, that has captured my imagination… but I can’t get enough.  I’m still a…

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– 167 – punch needle experiments

If you remember, when in New York (… come back!!! this is not a post about my holidays!!…) I attended a lovely workshop by the gorgeous Rose Pearlman… Punch needle for those who don’t know it is a technique that allows you to loop yarn, ribbons or strips of fabric through a fabric base in…

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– 164 – postcards from New York

… delicious brunch at The Cupping Room Cafe in Soho… blueberry pancakes drenched in maple syrup… so so good… (I was going to say drizzled, but it would have been a lie, I drowned them in the stuff!). Why Soho?  Because I had booked a punch needle workshop at Purl Soho ran by the lovely…

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– 150 – making stuff…

So this week I had all good intentions of talking to you guys loads… and then I lost two whole days with the mother of all headaches.   One of those headaches when you feel your brain is too physically too big for your head and therefore your head feels like it’s going to explode……

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– 137 – hydrangea wreath

I love wreaths on doors.  I love how they make doors more friendly, how they mark the change of the seasons or express the personality of the owners or simply make things prettier. Yesterday, because it’s September and September is the month of new beginnings (January, schmanuary) and because we’ve been away so much this…

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– 123 – a workshop with Anna Maria Horner

Yesterday I got up nice and early (actually it was only early… not nice at all in all honesty, still suffering from this wretched jet lag) and drove to North London to spend a day learning new techniques from the one and only Anna Maria Horner. The workshop took place at ‘The Village Haberdashery, a…

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– 100 – computer sleeve

Sometimes I wonder about karma. The karma that found me less then 24 hrs before our taxi collects us for the airport racing through town to find shoes for No 3 whose feet have seemingly overnight grown too long for his walking shoes.  I have officially the shortest feet in the household.  Weird. The karma…

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