Church Life, Handcrafting, Of The Cloth, Social Action, Textile Stories

Under the bushel


These are the miracles that bring a man back on his feet, the opportunities that can only be seen by visionaries.

Craft Business, Free Makes, Handcrafting, Social Action

(Knitted) Quilts of Hope Square 1


Being a yarnie and having many yarnie friends I felt a project that only used sewing was just not on.

Church Life, Handcrafting, Of The Cloth, Social Action

Quilt Kits for sale


I've finally finished the first kits for the quilt squares. The kits contain almost everything you need to make two squares for the first Quilt of Hope. Contents: Instructions Two x 6x6 inch cotton squares One smaller cotton square (for a heart) A piece of heat and bond Four metres of embroidery thread in 4… Continue reading Quilt Kits for sale

Craft Business, Free Makes, Handcrafting, Social Action, Textile Stories

The Quilts of Hope Project


The Quilts of Hope project will bring communities together to make quilts filled with hope and love to vulnerable people.

Church Life, Handcrafting, Social Action, Textile Stories

The Price of a Coffee


There's a scene in the film Schindler's list, where freedom is in sight for the Jewish people but Oskar Schindler is having to flee. He looks around at the mass of people he helped keep alive and no one would complain if he then surveyed the survivors and shouted at how great it is that… Continue reading The Price of a Coffee

Handcrafting, reviews, Textile Stories

Modes of making & meaning – Freddie Robins


Freddie Robins work - Craft Kills is a self portrait made from wool on a knitted machine. The following is taken from her website http://www.freddierobins.com/blog/post.php?s=craft-kills Craft Kills is a self-portrait based on the well-recognised image of Saint Sebastian being martyred. Instead of arrows piercing my skin I have knitting needles. The title immediately brings to… Continue reading Modes of making & meaning – Freddie Robins

Church Life, Free Makes, Handcrafting

Salvation Army Yarn and Beanie pattern


I've been thinking for ages that I should raise some money for the Salvation Army by creating a yarn for them. So using the colours on the Army's flag (yellow, red and blue) I came up with a yarn using blends of the three colours in 100% merino wool from New Zealand. Here's the result.… Continue reading Salvation Army Yarn and Beanie pattern