Apr 162014
 

Introducing Lancashire’s Smallest Loom (at least it was in the 1940s), the “Speed Weve”. Model one was released circa 1940s for darning socks and clothes to prolong your wardrobe during the war. It’s a tool from the original ‘make do and mend’ movement. Our model comes with an additional filament for darning silk or linen. Buy it here [edit: sorry, this item has now sold].Spede Weve, Lancashire's smallest loom circa 1940s Spede Weve, Lancashire's smallest loom circa 1940sAlthough I have seen a few of these wondrous little machines online it has occurred to me that they are rarely found with instructions.

It so happens that the tiny loom I have in my shop does have instructions. So for all of you out there trying to fathom how to actually use it, wonder no longer and get darning! Here are the instructions…

Spede Weve Miniature Loom Model 1 Instructions

Spede Weve Miniature Loom Model 1 Instructions

Super Crafty Secret Santa

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Dec 312013
 
Super Crafty Secret Santa

Yesterday we had a large group of friends together for a Christmas meal at a friend’s house. This is where I received my best ever sectret santa gift, not to mention the strangest… Have you ever received a really amazing sectret Santa?

Oct 092013
 
Ultimate Guide to Upcycling with Pallets (infographic)

A while back I posted an article DIY Upcycled Pallet Shelves Tutorial, which featured my very own first upcycled pallet project.
This Ultimate Guide to Upcycling with Pallets infographic by Terrys Fabrics is full of handy tips to inspire a pallet project of your own. The inforgraphic also has a handy guide to how long different projects might take and how much they might cost plus some inspiring ideas for the home and garden.