Tuesday, 22 January 2008

One of my favourite quilters

Once a week I look at my favourite blogs. This week I found that 'Gunnels' had sold one of the wonderful quilts that she had made. I think that this work is spectacular and especially as the subject matter 'Near the Sea' is very close to my heart as my home is only a stones throw away from the sea.

Just look at the workmanship on this quilt, it is an inspiration to us all.

Friday, 18 January 2008

My website has been reviewed

The following is a copy of a review of my Rag Rescue website that was placed on Sew Swanks blog by the kind Gracie Kerr.

Thank you Gracie.

Go and have a look at her blog Sew Swank she has lots of reviews and ideas on vintage clothing sewing.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Rag Rescue

I found Rag Rescue via a link in a post the owner made on Indie Public. What she does is salvage whatever she can from vintage garments and then resells it to you, the public! Great way to recycle would-be garbage back into the crafting world. Great Idea!

She offers up some nice laces, pieces of fabric and some great pieces of embroidery. I think she is mainly geared toward quilters, but I've found a few things there when I looked that your average sewer like me could make good use of. If you like a little vintage touch here and there swing on over there and check her out!

Embellishing at its best.

Lorenza's block (10/2007)
Originally uploaded by brodanni
I've just found this lady's superb work. Just go to Flickr and see her other masterpieces.

Good use of scraps by Micki270

notepad-turquoise patchwork
Originally uploaded by Micki270
This trifold holder notepad shows so well how scraps of fabric can be put to good use.

Saturday, 12 January 2008

What a find

I came across this wonderful old piece of fabric at the beginning of December. It is one of a number from the same hanging. I think they are European in origin and quite early as the design is woven into the fabric. Unfortunately some of the pieces have begun to shred in places but there is still sufficient to frame.
If anyone is interested, can enlighten me more or would like further photographs please contact me through the Rag Rescue website.

I'd just like to thank everyone who have kick started the New Year by buying from the Rag Rescue website. I think Google is now picking up the site as I have had orders from America as well as the UK.

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

I've finally managed to get over 50 new scrap bags ready for the website and I'll be listing them tomorrow morning - 3rd January.
Rag Rescue website

I now have the gruelling task of sorting out my stock room. I'm rather excited really as I never know what I'll find. So watch this