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Bright Children's Pillows - An alternative to pink & blue! yeah!

Christmas stocking, made from vintage global textiles $60

felt trees- good project to do with kids. Could maybe turn into wreaths too - link with Christmas

Textile with Children Holding Hands, Lake Atitlan, Western Highlands, Guatemala

Hand-stitched buttons workshop at Stag and Bow run by textile artist Debby Brown. Debby treated us to a history of Dorset Buttons and we had a look through her fabulous textile sketchbook.  Each of us made a hand stitched button on a curtain ring.  Experienced workers in the 18th century used to make a gross (144) buttons per day.  We would need to speed up a bit to meet those output levels!  Children used to make buttons at home and at depots. The picture shows the button I complete

Gonks! Originated after WWI when teddy bears stopped being imported and textiles were at a shortage. Mothers got inventive with any scraps they could find to make playthings for their children. I should like to make some from the kids baby clothes and blankets.

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Lovely mix of fabrics, stitch and paint

Poppies Textile Installation