I use vintage patterns, some of which belonged to my grandmother, with today's fabrics and yarns. I take vintage needlework magazines and work from the patterns in them. The magazines date from 1912 through to the fifties, and I try and use the patterns from them as they would have been originally used. Sometimes I will adapt them and make something else. I prefer to specialize with the thirties and forties patterns and occasionally dip my toe into the fifties.

When I feel the need to bring things up to date, sometimes adapting the original vintage patterns. I also design my own patterns so you can make lovely items too.

Monday, 5 November 2012


Another cushion with Tulip applique 
Cushion measures 17" (43cm)
This cushion is backed with 100% lemon coloured linen


  1. If only spring were round the corner with real tulips blooming! Looks beautiful.

  2. Lovely tulips! Good luck with your new blog Julie.
    Helen x


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