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The pages are still blank

“The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible” Vladimir Nabokov I am trying to finish writing a book. It is hard work and … Continue reading

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The finished WW1 Trench Coat!

The trench coat is finished and on display at Whitchurch Silk Mill, here are a few pictures I managed to take before it had to be shipped, my husband very kindly agreed to model.

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Almost every man looks more so in a belted trench coat

“Almost every man looks more so in a belted Trench coat” Sydney J Harris This is my second post on the trench coat I am currently making for Whitchurch Silk Mill. The design is complete and the fabric and notions … Continue reading

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“The best sporting weather proof that the world has yet seen or is ever likely to see”

Sometimes I get projects that are simple, client A wants costume X, I make costume X and everyone is happy. Simple.   Sometimes however I get the chance to work on much more complex projects, projects that require research, thinking, … Continue reading

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love, loss and the unfinished

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes work never begun – Christina. G. Rossetti All adventurous sewers have one. Mine is currently in the form of a large blue plastic laundry basket Every year in that fatty bit … Continue reading

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“Open carefully – A Lock of thy bright hair”

“Open carefully – A Lock of thy bright hair” Holly Booth, Interpretation officer at Keats House gave this lecture on hair work Jewellery: memories, mourning and mementos of Death. Holly, like myself is interested in memory’s place in the museum, … Continue reading

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