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.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Fish Brooch

Fish Brooch inspired by these can now be found here


  1. Aww Julie.... I think I'm a bit weird as in winter I look forward to the long days of summer but in summer I look forward to dark days of winter by the fire!

    Love your little fishes - such a satisfyingly simple shape I always think.

  2. Gorgeous little fishes, Julie!
    Helen x

  3. Makes me think, ...Mmm pilchards on toast for tea lol

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