Category Archives: Sewing

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Edwardian Lace Lavender Sachets – Tutorial

Lace Lavender Sachets Tutorial

Lavender sachets were a popular gift in the Victorian and Edwardian era: ‘A delightful gift that will cost but little in time or money’ (Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia, 1910-2a).

Lace lavender sachets are fast to sew and a great way to use up fabric and lace scraps. I used lace scraps from my Edwardian lingerie blouse and muslin scraps from my Victorian afternoon gown. (UK) Muslin is very sheer – perfect for lavender sachets. Continue reading Edwardian Lace Lavender Sachets – Tutorial

Drawn Thread Work Tutorial

How To Make Drawn Thread Work

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make basic drawn thread work by hand. Drawn thread work is a counted thread embroidery: some warp or weft threads are removed and the remaining threads are grouped together with hemstitches. Drawn thread work has been popular for a long time: It was already used in the Middle Ages (source), and was still popular in the Victorian and Edwardian era and the 1920s. ‘Drawn-thread work forms a connecting link between embroidery and lace work […] it is very durable, and washes well.’ (Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia, 1910-2) Continue reading Drawn Thread Work Tutorial

Easter Countdown 2017 – 30 Easter Craft Tutorials And Recipes

Easter Countdown 2017 - 30 Easter Craft Tutorials And Recipes

Count down the days until Easter Sunday 2017 with 30 free Easter and spring craft tutorials and Easter recipes. Continue reading Easter Countdown 2017 – 30 Easter Craft Tutorials And Recipes

Advent Calendar 2016 – 24 Christmas Craft Tutorials For You!

Advent Calendar 2016 - Each Day A New Christmas Craft Tutorials Awaits You!

I’m excited to announce that I’ll host an Advent Calendar on my blog.

Count down the days until Christmas with my Advent Calendar. Each day from December 1 to December 24, a new Christmas craft tutorial, a Christmas recipe, or a Christmas sewing tutorial awaits you on my blog. Continue reading Advent Calendar 2016 – 24 Christmas Craft Tutorials For You!