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Kashubian Embroidery

Traditional Tuesday - [A look at traditional Art Forms] Poland is a country of deeply rooted culture and pursuits, not the least of which, is iconic Polish Folk Art forms, such as a specialist kind of stitching, called Kashuby embroidery. Initially used as a decoration for clothing, particularly folk costumes and women's caps, these distinctive… Continue reading Kashubian Embroidery

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Why Make it Yourself? Travel theme – Handmade

When it comes to darning socks, almost no-one does it anymore. Cheap items and time poor couples with high disposable income, have relegated simple repairs to low priced essentials, to the pages of history books.

Shouldn't we be overjoyed that we are freed from the yoke of menial tasks?

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New Needle Book for Me – thanks to Very Berry Handmade

VeryBerryHandmade  has a great tutorial on making a new needle book. And I really need to make a dent in my voluminous remnant collection. This equals a marriage made in heaven. Destiny. Except for one thing and that is my less than average sewing skills.             Nevertheless it was fun… Continue reading New Needle Book for Me – thanks to Very Berry Handmade