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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

5 Ways To Reuse Old T-Shirts (With Link Party)

5 Ways To Reuse Old T-Shirts (With Link Party)

I don’t like to throw out things when I can reuse or upcycle them. There are many ways how to use old jersey knit clothes or leftover jersey scraps. I’ll show you how I refashioned old boring and ill-fitting T-shirts into something I’d wear again! And I’d love to see your creative T-shirt refashion and upcycling projects! 😀 Share your knit fabric reusing and refashioning ideas in the link party below. The link party will stay open, so you can always add new upcycled jersey knit projects. Continue reading 5 Ways To Reuse Old T-Shirts (With Link Party)

Naturally Dyed Speckled Robin Easter Eggs

Naturally Dyed Speckled Eggs

I love speckled blue robin eggs! 😀 In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make cute speckled Easter eggs – all naturally dyed with red cabbage and coffee! Naturally dyed speckled eggs aren’t difficult to make and they’ll look super cute on your Easter breakfast table. Continue reading Naturally Dyed Speckled Robin Easter Eggs