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.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013


I made this bag as a birthday present for a friend.  
I take commissions, if anybody is interested.  
Just leave a message and I will get back to you, making sure I can contact you.


  1. Lovely. Thank you for your blog comment. I have finally caught up with life & sent you an email! Liz


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