My dear mother was heavily influenced by the wartime ‘Make-do-and-Mend’ generation. She could be very resourceful and did her best to make ends meet. She’d turn her hand to anything. One her regular projects was making pyjamas for my two older brothers.
My home is full to bursting with a patchwork quilt or two.
I’ve been a patchwork and quilter for over twenty years. There are so many projects stashed away in my home that I sometimes forget just what I’ve made.
Scrappy Patchwork Quilt
If you’ve ever meet an avid patch-worker, you’ll probably know that somewhere in their home, lives the biggest pile of large bed quilts you can possibly imagine.
Well it’s the same in my home.
For over ten years, I worked in a Patchwork and Quilting shop, making quilt samples for the shop and samples for my own workshops too. Hence, my ‘pile’ is slightly bigger than most.
I remember playing with a Speedweve as a child. Pushing the links to and fro and not quite knowing what it was really used for.
Mum’s Sewing Box
Each time I visit my mum, she gives me more and more sewing bits n bobs that she’s found in her cupboards.
Playing with a Speedweve
A recent challenge from my local branch of the Embroiderers Guild gave me the perfect opportunity to use it. Continue reading “Using My Mum’s Vintage Speedweve.”