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Crocheted circular cloth

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I finally got around to putting this lovely cloth in my Etsy shop. Go take a look at noddfacrafts in Etsy

A bit of fun!

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Opportunities

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You do meet nice people at craft fairs! At a recent Christmas Craft Fair I met a lady who has just renovated a property, converting it to a venue for craft workshops. These workshops are about to get up and running and she has asked me to run a workshop making my up cycled bunting. This is pictured above and I use worn out or damaged embroidered lace doilies, tray cloths and table cloths. So if anyone has spare vintage embroidery or lace you know where it will find a good home! The bunting I had made was not for sale but just used to dress up my candle stall but maybe next time!

The workshops are to be held in a near by village called Caerwys, check out http://www.coachhousecaerwys.co.uk This is a beautiful location and an original “coach house” fabulous.

Whilst cruising through Pinterest I spotted the recycled tote bag as pictured above. Maybe just maybe, this could be the inspiration for another workshop. Perhaps I could use recycled beads?  I could incorporate quilting, embroidery, buttons. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! The list is endless!

Damask Linen Table Cloth

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imageThis Damask linen tablecloth emerged from my vintage linen stash today. It is a lovely, hardly used tablecloth. There are two of these cloths one is “small” at 8 foot long and the second is a huge banqueting table cloth at 15 foot long!

Now there’s  two problems here.

1) I don’t often have a banquet and

2) I don’t have a table anywhere near that long.

This particular linen is made by weaving a pattern into the actual warp and weft of the fabric. A shiny thread is woven to create a pattern as the light alters on the fabric.

Damask linen is a beautiful fabric and maybe would make a set of very nice curtains if I was ever brave enough to cut it!

Winter Plaid Tablecloth

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Winter Plaid Tablecloth

I made a new tablecloth for my dining room’s winter make over. It was very simple- I bought two yards of fabric and hemmed it by hand. OK I have hemmed two out of four sides but the rest will happen! I will have to hurry as I plan to take it to the craft fair on Saturday to cover the trestle table for my candles and vintage bits and pieces.