A while ago I was given some kind of packaging material that appears similar to blanket insulation. I wasn’t sure what to use it for until I decided to make a tea cosy to keep my tea pot hot. It’s damp/humid where I live so I was worried that if I made a simple tea… Continue reading Sewing tutorial (06): Tea cosy
I finally got around to sorting my fabric stash and found some lovely fabric I bought years ago but never got around to using. I think it’s furnishing fabric as it’s double wide (around 290 cm I would guess). I made two ‘half kilts’: a shorter one and a longer one. I still have more… Continue reading For sale (003)
In 2019 I bought some silver precious metal clay. This is silver particles combined with a binder to create a kind of clay/paste. You can also get it in gold, copper, and perhaps other metals too. It’s fairly easy to work with this silver clay as you don’t need a lot of tools. However, the… Continue reading Precious metal clay (01)
Early 2020 I did some cross stitch for the first time in forever. I wanted to make a cushion cover of a bandmember of one of my favourite bands, Flake, the keyboardist in Rammstein. I found a photo I like online from the Sehnsucht album artwork. I changed the image to grey scale because I… Continue reading Flake cross stitch cushion cover
I’ve altered three items sourced from charity shops to give them a new life. Firstly, a jeans skirt that I bought new with tags. I created a heart cutout and stitched ‘love’ onto it: I used purple fabric dye to dye two garments (and also two pieces of fabric: I will use these in the… Continue reading For sale (002)
I was browsing around on reddit and saw a post about the streetwear industry. One commenter stated they quit making streetwear because they couldn’t stop feeling guilty for advocating useless consumerism. They asked themselves the question “Does the world really need another t-shirt?” and their own answer “was, and is, No.” This comment really got… Continue reading Is something only worth doing when it fulfills a most basic need?