Embroidery 101 an Overview and History

Embroidery 101 an Overview and History

The art of embroidery has been practiced in one form or another throughout the ages.  Embroidery is simply defined as thread embellishment on cloth.  Practically as long as there has existed cloth, there has existed embroidery.   Some of the most...
Sewing 101 – Just the Basics

Sewing 101 – Just the Basics

It is always fun to learn a new skill or craft.  In the case of sewing, it can be both a household skill and a fun craft at the same time.  The term “sewing” can encompass anything from simple repairs to full-blown projects such as clothing and household textiles. ...
How to Plan Green Shopping Trips

How to Plan Green Shopping Trips

If you really want to reduce your negative effects on the environment, it’s important that you plan all your shopping trips. When you plan shopping trips, you can ensure that you know what you’re going to buy and limit your destruction of the environment.  • Use Less...
Nature Walks and Art – Emma Leyfield

Nature Walks and Art – Emma Leyfield

Autumn is here, full of conkers, Jam making and long nights drawing in. The hedgerows are full of their bounty; the trees turning gold to drop their leaves, but most of us no longer rely on the autumn harvest as a way of life and this means that we spend a lot less...
How to Choose the Right Sewing Machine

How to Choose the Right Sewing Machine

Ask anyone who sews, and they will tell you that the best utilitarian invention of the last two hundred years, by far, is the sewing machine.  The sewing machine allows you to sew your garments and household décor items quickly and skillfully.  A sewing...