Adventures in Paper Making

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Hello, one of my goals for last year was to try my hand at papermaking. So I took a class in it! It was a basic class and I mostly experimented with adding natural dyes to the paper, only used the Hollander once, used the blender many times and learned that I do not like cotton paper at all.

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Fabric Scraps – A Pincushion

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Hello everyone, most recently I made myself a proper pincushion. This post is an extension of a post I did a few weeks ago about using fabric scraps that you can read here. But this pincushion is very special to me because it is made of recycled materials and is inspired by a beautiful Russian pincushion I found online long ago.

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Using Handkerchiefs

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Hello everyone, today I am sharing my love of handkerchiefs. I may have offended or repulsed some of you with that opening sentence but don’t turn away now if you are one of the faucet noses or Rudolph’s of the world because handkerchiefs are nose savers! There are also other benefits to using them, like being better for the environment, pay once save later, being better for your nose, etc. But I want to get down to the details! I have been using hankies for two and a half years now and I can see myself using them well into the future. But prior to my adoption of hankies I thought they were unhygienic, dirty, and would ruin my laundry. This was not the case so I’ll explain the details of using hankies.

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Using Fabric Scraps

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Hello everyone! I’m not sure about you but once I’ve finished cutting out a new pattern I can’t quite bring myself to throw out the bigger scraps. It feels like a waste because some of the scraps are so beautiful. And it is fair to say that I have accumulated quite a collection of them. Some I have found repurposed uses for but others have been left to ponder. I won’t say that it has been easy to find uses for these. My naturally dyed scraps just don’t seem suitable for just tying up tomato plants. And my chiffon scraps still don’t seem to have uses just I keep them just the same. But today I’m talking about the scraps that have found new life and the forms they have taken on.

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How To Dye Curtains With Flowers

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Hello everyone, today I dyed the curtains in my room using an abundance of flower petals that I have been saving in my freezer. I dyed these curtains last year using this technique however I had not prepared the fabric properly so the colours didn’t fix themselves to the fabric and considering that they are curtains so there was some sun bleaching as well. All in all my wonderful curtains that I was very in love with became these faded curtains that needed redoing and that is what I am sharing with you today.

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Making a Shirt

Alright here is my first post about making clothing (in detail)! Before now all of my posts have just sort of haphazardly mentioned at the end of posts – basically just blips. No substance. And I thought that the shirt that I just finished making was worth talking about in detail so here we go.

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