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

Who is Little Lulu?

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Mar 262014
 
Who is Little Lulu?

The other day I wrote about the new retro TFL advertisements. Today Miss Bob recalled that the oval eyed characters behaving less than thoughtfully in the new ads reminded her of watching Little Lulu as a child. No idea? Me either, but she showed me and then I watched another, and another… Little Lulu, as [read full post]

Playsuits Then And Now

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Aug 192013
 
Playsuits Then And Now

Playsuits are old news. No I don’t mean they’re off trend because they’re actually still in and frankly who wants to follow trend anyway, right? Nowadays when someone says ‘playsuit’ you probably conjure up an image high street multiple producing floral print short all-in-ones. I think there’s a place for them. they are very useful [read full post]