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  • Lioness's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:58 PM
    Lioness replied to a thread Fabric & Markets in Sewing
    We used to do trips to John Lewis for fabric too. My mum was really annoyed to discover that she wasn't able to make my summer uniform dress for...
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  • Julie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:14 PM
    Julie replied to a thread Fabric & Markets in Sewing
    We moved down South in 1973 and I loved Biba. Sure there was a roof garden there. Mum transferred her George Henry obsession to Peter Jones in Sloane...
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  • Chalet School Fan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:38 PM
    Chalet School Fan replied to a thread Fabric & Markets in Sewing
    My Mum used to make all my clothes when I was a child - well, went on beyond that because she made the dress I wore as my going away outfit! For me...
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  • pyjama princess's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:22 PM
    I know this is a very old thread but didnít want to start a new one. Thereís a Becky Seddon designing dies for Lynda Chapman/Creative Crafting...
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  • Julie's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:47 PM
    Julie replied to a thread Fabric & Markets in Sewing
    From when I was quite little my favourite place was the fabrics and haberdashery department of George Henry Lees in Liverpool. Firstly the displays...
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  • RozMinis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:39 PM
    RozMinis replied to a thread Fabric & Markets in Sewing
    We are down to one stall in the market, usually round about £7.50 a metre, usually about 140cm wide I believe. Not sure when PJ Textiles were...
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  • RozMinis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:22 PM
    Coloured pencils were expensive when I was a child, so I had to use them down to the last half inch. Paints were not to bad as I received a box...
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  • Deefersmum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:23 PM
    Does anyone know where Debbie is? Does she still work for Hobby House?
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  • Chalet School Fan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20 AM
    Chalet School Fan replied to a thread Fabric & Markets in Sewing
    When I was first married we lived in Chatham and I regularly went to Maidstone on market day as there were several stalls that sold fabric. Used to...
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  • Waterlily's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:07 AM
    Waterlily replied to a thread Fabric & Markets in Sewing
    Crumbs that's awful. I haven't looked for fabric shops for years but used to make most of my clothes in the 60s and 70s. There were quite a few...
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  • Jacksmissis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:42 AM
    Jacksmissis replied to a thread Fabric & Markets in Sewing
    Yes, we used to have 3 fabric shops in Bridlington but now there arent any except for a limited amount at Boyes store. One of the things I want is a...
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  • Deefersmum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:53 AM
    Deefersmum replied to a thread Fabric & Markets in Sewing
    How things have changed! I used to spend whole lunch hours in Debenhams looking at all their fabrics. I used to love making stuff, but some of...
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  • Jacksmissis's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:23 AM
    Jacksmissis started a thread Fabric & Markets in Sewing
    With wanting to get back sewing as a change from flipping cards, I've been looking at all the material shows and can't believe the prices of what...
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  • Lioness's Avatar
    09-08-2020, 07:22 PM
    I wish that they had this kind of thing in schools! Having worked in a primary school, I was horrified at the waste. They had half length Lyra...
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  • Julie's Avatar
    09-08-2020, 07:03 PM
    Another one here who has never heard of or seen a pencil extender, so there is my new fact for Sunday ! If I had to guess I would have assumed...
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  • RozMinis's Avatar
    09-08-2020, 06:37 PM
    What a brill idea. I reckon some artists probably use an extended pencil as some use a brush, right at the very end of the shaft. Must admit I...
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  • Jacksmissis's Avatar
    09-08-2020, 04:33 PM
    Just found this on eBay and apparently each end is for different sized pencils! Must be a popular thing with artists as there are a lot of them just...
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  • Jacksmissis's Avatar
    09-08-2020, 04:24 PM
    What a good idea! Nothing worse than having to throw away stubs because they're too small to handle.
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  • Waterlily's Avatar
    09-08-2020, 12:05 PM
    Ah I tried to get the pencil in the narrow end yesterday and couldn't did it with a bit more force today after reading your post and it went in. ...
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  • Lioness's Avatar
    09-08-2020, 11:23 AM
    A pencil extender? I assume that this enables you to still use a pencil once it gets too short to hold comfortably.
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  • Waterlily's Avatar
    09-08-2020, 10:57 AM
    https://ibb.co/NWbh13J I bought some new pencil crayons and this was with the set. It's hollow so just like a tube really. The metal ends are...
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