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Canvas Work on Pen Box Lid

Friday, 21 April 2017 10:34:01 Africa/Johannesburg

The response on Facebook to the picture of the canvas work on the lid of a pen box made from indigenous wood, was very exciting.  Thank you for your kind remarks and enthusiasm.  Here is some information which may help you to start a canvas work project of your own 

Canvas Work on Pen Lid

 

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Crystal Palace Subway – London, UK - Inspires Needlework

Thursday, 16 March 2017 17:20:50 Africa/Johannesburg

The Crystal Palace was one of the wonders of Victorian times and all that remains of the vast complex is the magnificent entrance to the Crystal Palace Subway. This awe inspiring gem of Victorian architecture, hidden for many years from view, is the inspiration for a new cross stitch kit.

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Coat Hangers to make as Gifts

Friday, 10 February 2017 10:08:14 Africa/Johannesburg

A beautiful coat hanger makes a very special gift for a bride’s dress and for her bride’s maids and also to hang and protect a special heirloom christening robe. In fact the coat hanger can be decorated and given as a gift for so many different occasions.

White and Ecru Coathangers

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Tips for working on linen

Friday, 27 January 2017 09:33:05 Africa/Johannesburg

After reading "Linen Weaving" a website about the laborious task of growing flax and eventually manufacturing linen, I appreciate the value of this fabulous fabric even more.

Flax plant with flower

 

Flax plant with flower

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Handwork for Trousseau

Sunday, 1 January 2017 11:01:46 Africa/Johannesburg

Do you remember how we worked on our Bottom Drawers?   It was such fun.  Mothers, aunts, sisters and friends all joined in and contributed to each other’s collection.  We exchanged skills and patterns and enjoyed working together. 

 

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VICTORIAN CRAZY PATCHWORK CHRISTMAS STOCKING FOLLOW UP

Tuesday, 8 November 2016 17:23:54 Africa/Johannesburg

I shared a pattern and pictures of the assembled Christmas stocking I intended working on in anticipation of Christmas 2015 and here I am a year later with an almost completed piece of work.

Victorian Crazy Patchwork Christmas Stocking almost complete

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The Story of The Crinoline Lady

Saturday, 9 July 2016 09:56:01 Africa/Johannesburg

A vintage crinoline lady tea tray cloth is fun to embroider and is back in style.

We have a cloth with a pre-printed design for you and will include a free stitch suggestion and DMC stranded cotton colour suggestion with every order should you wish to copy the colours and stitches in the example below.

Crinoline Lady Design

The story of the crinoline lady is an interesting one.

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Cathy Richter's Guest Blog

Thursday, 2 June 2016 10:48:06 Africa/Johannesburg

I have been cross stitching since about 1995, Before that my interest was in  tapestries, and did many projects. My sister has been cross stitching from an early age, and when my son was in his teens, he asked me why I did not start cross stitching as he thought it looked so much more interesting. My reply was that it was too fine and I would not have the patience. Now I can honestly say I am a cross stitch addict. It is so fascinating to see something grow out of nothing onto the Aida.

Cathy with Big Five

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Red Dot Sale in Brick and Mortar Store

Friday, 27 May 2016 13:05:42 Africa/Johannesburg

Come and join us for our Red Dot Sale at The Craft Gallery  - Brick and Mortar store only!

The sale ends on 4 June 2016 so don't delay.

Download your COUPONS here and bring them in to get  R20.00 off when you spend R100 or more on all red dot items in The Craft Gallery brick and mortar store at the Floradale Shopping Centre.

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Crochet-a-Long

Friday, 29 April 2016 13:24:18 Africa/Johannesburg

The Elle crochet-a-long (CAL) is such a good idea. There will be a free pattern to download off The Craft Gallery website every Friday - something to look forward to for a number of weeks. I have started working on this great project.

Elle_CAL_Blanket

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