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Slowtober: Remaking 1

This is Slow Fashion October, a time that we pause and reflect on where our clothes come from, how they got here and how we might be more involved in their making, wearing and enduring over time.  Just recently, I read … Continue reading

16. October 2017 by Rebecca
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Postcards at Sea #1: Pretty Squares

Part of the reason I have not been back to this space for such a long time is that I kept wanting to post like I used to, big juicy posts with lots of research and progress and completion.  Since, I … Continue reading

17. August 2016 by Rebecca
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Fibershed: Totally Local Clothing in Melbourne

Last night, the Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria hosted a sell out presentation on Making Clothes From Your Own Backyard. Nicki Taylor of This is Moonlight blog and Rachel Bucknall of Reduce Reuse Recycle blog asked themselves the question, … Continue reading

15. June 2016 by Rebecca
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A Little Laundry on the Prairie

As I have mentioned at various times on this blog, Our Dear Girl loves the Little House on the Prairie books. These are the recollections of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s pioneering childhood in the Midwest US in the latter part of the nineteenth … Continue reading

06. March 2016 by Rebecca
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New Year Old Year

Happy New Year Readers and welcome back to Needle and Spindle! I hope you had some enjoyable holidays and if you did not, then let us be done with them and embrace the year ahead. With my resolution to find balance … Continue reading

08. January 2016 by Rebecca
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Small things: Christmas things

Despite the searing heat withering the leaves outside, my thoughts are turning to Christmas. There has been some baking, sewing and making of small things. As my children insist upon growing, they have new aprons this year. These are drawn … Continue reading

19. December 2015 by Rebecca
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I am not a quilter

I am not a quilter, I am just making a quilt. This might seem an odd distinction to make to non-handcrafters perhaps but maybe you understand what I mean? Just because I practice a craft does not mean that I identify … Continue reading

28. November 2015 by Rebecca
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Birthday Bunting

It is still birthday season here, so what better time to suddenly decide to make birthday bunting! Inspired by the recent heroic efforts of Something From Seaview and fueled by the panic that Our Dear Boy didn’t have anything handmade for … Continue reading

23. October 2015 by Rebecca
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Our Tree Change Dolls

Spring is birthday season in our family and there has been some tiny sewing going on in preparation. Our Dear Girl has reached the age of asking for Barbies. I struggle with this stuff. I worry about corporations and advertising … Continue reading

09. October 2015 by Rebecca
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The Nicholas Building

Thank you dear readers for your wonderful advice on sock knitting fastly (as Our Dear Girl used to say). All the patterns you recommended have been gathered together in my Ravelry favourites section using the new bundle feature…best ever sock … Continue reading

28. May 2015 by Rebecca
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