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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

DIY Embroidered Paper Bag – Last Minute Gift Wrapping

DIY Embroidered Paper Bag - Last Minute Gift Wrapping Idea

Make your gift even more special with DIY wrapping paper or paper bags embroidered with snowflakes and trees. It’s also a great last minute gift wrapping and to reuse brown packing paper. All you need is recycled brown paper, yarn and DIY wheatpaste. Continue reading DIY Embroidered Paper Bag – Last Minute Gift Wrapping