Made a dress. May still add sleeves. #sewing #craft #diywardrobe2013
Here’s another gem of a fabric shop to share with you, Lymefield Mill Shop in Broadbottom, Hyde. It’s off the beaten track, but combine it with a lovely walk in the woods and a visit to the garden centre next door and you have a nice day out.
You do have to rummage through tea towels and aprons, but there are bargains and gems to pick up here, my highlights are the 50p offcuts bin (with very large scraps and seconds), Clothkits toy prints to make, lots and lots of fat quarters/patchwork pieces, canvas perfect for cushions, and the odd retro Miffy print.
It’s next to an existing textile factory too, which I like. There are not too many reminders of Manchester’s industrial textile past around, and feels good to be sort of partaking in it.
Visit the mill shop website at http://www.tiviotprints.co.uk/millshop.htm
Which do we like best? (Taken with Instagram)#knitting #craft #bangle #diy
Made this dress today. Still can’t decide if I should add the sleeves or just leave it as is. I asked the good folks of twitter. They said sleeveless, but the weather says sleeves. Hmm…
Today I have mostly been trying to get rid of an awful lot of yarn. The photo shows about half of it.
I used to do a lot of machine knitting, and when you do a lot of that you need a whole lot of yarn - different colours, different weights, different fibre content etc.
However, lately I haven’t used the knitting machine as much, so I’m not really making the most of it. I’m also about to move house & I really can’t keep carting this stuff around with me. I hope its new owners make good use of it.