Preloved, vintage and two workshops

One of the things I love about fabric is that you can reuse it almost as many times as you want – although successive projects do tend to diminish in size as the amount of useable fabric reduces.   I’ve recently used a small part of my kitchen blind fabric from Coombe Leigh …


 ….. to make a trim for my new kitchen window.


It’s a temporary fix to hide an ugly, but functional slatted blind and when time permits I’m planning to take this down and use my remaining fabric (there’s a lot left!) to make a proper Roman blind instead.  I enjoy using previously loved fabrics in my projects too and although I used new felt in this year’s Christmas Mouse kits ….


I did give them little vintage blanket scarves!  And I’m also planning to use vintage fabrics for an exciting new adventure next spring!  Heather of Toft Alpaca  (in Warwickshire, near where I grew up) has invited me to teach two workshops on Saturday 9th April.  During the morning session we’ll be making Pin Cushion Mice, and in the afternoon French Hens.  You can find all the details here.

Rosie is coming along as my assistant (I think she really wants to meet the alpacas!) and it should be a fun day.  So if you are in the area, please do come along and join in, we’d both love to meet you!  And finally …. just a quick reminder that the November Magazine is out tomorrow …

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Please do watch out for it if you’re a subscriber, it will be arriving in your inbox nice and early tomorrow morning!  If you’re not a subscriber and would like to find out how to receive a copy each month then please do visit my magazine page to learn more.


Glenna Denman

Much as I love your mice, I REALLY love those hens (My mother would say they are roosters with those lovely red combs)and can hardly wait until spring to get a patternin the magazine (hint, hint)!


That sounds like a perfect day! I’d love to go, but just too far away for me up here in Scotland! I’ll definitely be making more pin cushion mice for Christmas though 🙂 x


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