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.

Thursday, 22 November 2012


This cushion made like the other two, 
but this design started out as a needlecase, which I will make too!


  1. Hi! How lovely that you are making up these old patterns! My Gran had loads of these books!

    Of course you can make my teddy bear...I would be honoured. All you have to do is right click the pattern pic to download. If you have any probs get back to me. Oh and I would love to see what you do :D xxx


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