New Post At Stitch56 – Named Wenona Shirt Dress

I have a new post up at the Stitch56 blog. This time I made the Wenona Dress from Named Clothing’s recent Ritual Collection. I love Named patterns, one more is coming up soon but in the meantime I feel like I’m drowning in college homework. At least it’s sewing related!

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Upcoming class: Spinning Gradient Yarns

As I mentioned in my last post I have been feeling so busy lately ticking items off my todo list. One of my main ongoing projects has been preparing for a class I’m teaching at the Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria in November on spinning gradient yarns. I’ve been blending colours and playing with blending/spinning… [Continue Reading]


Finished Object: Named Shadi Skirt

Hello, it’s been ages! A mixture of visiting family and then a stinking cold has filled all my time and left me with a todo list as long as your arm, not a great place to be when blogging. This post on struggling to find time for sewing by Donna at Sew Independent came just at… [Continue Reading]


Finished Object: The Bomber Jacket

Well there’s been a bit of a break in posting recently, what with a holiday and then playing catch up when I got back. I’ve been buried in homework at college and I’m spending all my weekends at the moment sewing calico samples and test muslins. It was a real luxury to fit in a… [Continue Reading]


Sibling Pinterest Challenge

I’ve been diligently pinning recipes to Pinterest for years now and haven’t made a single one. It’s a bit like once a recipe gets pinned I consider it safely tucked away some place for ‘later’ whenever that might be, rather than as a source of inspiration for everyday use. I figured something had to be… [Continue Reading]


Warm Weather Knitting

The wonderful thing about living in Australia is that you don’t have to go abroad for some winter sun. I’m one lucky blogger taking a few days rest in Queensland and it is so nice to be warm! I can’t take my sewing machine with me so I’m doing a bit of warm weather knitting…. [Continue Reading]