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    Default Sewing Quarter - Closing Down Sale

    For any members that sew or quilt etc. head over to the Sewing Quarter for their 50% sale.
    Lots sold out but you may pick up a bargain!

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    Thanks for the heads up - I also got an e-mail.I read somewhere (I think it was the Cross Stitch Guild newslettrr) that the Seeing Quarter is closing. I bought a couple of kits, various needles and some linen - Roz makes me feel guilty about seeing too much on aida!
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    No worries, she'll get over it CSF !!
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    Two and two make four...........but now and then they add up to three and occasionally, just occasionally its five !

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    Course I'll get over it. ;) Used to use Aida mesen, especially when I was making cross stitch cards to sell at craft fairs way back in the 80's. In those days I didn't know about linen, though I had used Hardanger fabric, which Jane Greenoff wouldn't be seen dead using. It is a bit like Aida, just a higher count.

    I eventually moved on to evenweave, usually 27 count Linda, which I still like. There is something about linen though, especially for Hardanger, and other cut and drawn thread work. Although it is an evenweave fabric, some (more like many) of the threads are much thinner/thicker than others. I have even been known to remove the odd thread as the slubs can often get in the way when using the more specialist stitches.

    I was nawty and bought four new kits from Jane at Harrogate, plus some strips of silver perforated paper, they came with charts. Bought ooooodles of Mill Hill kits from a couple of stalls, plus another pack of white perforated paper. Bought a sashiko kit from Japan Crafts as it is something I have never done. Spent a small fortune, though not quite as much as I did on Jane's stand, on some redwork goodies. Never done that before either, so 2020 could be the year to learn somat new. Well what is life for if it isn't learning new stuff? Think I will chuck the sponge in when I can no longer do that. :)

    As an afterthought, I'm good at those today, I am sure that the cost of linen has come down, while the price of cotton has increased quite dramatically. I remember looking at linen once and thinking there was no way I could ever afford to use it. It was about 30 a metre at the time, whereas cotton Aida was less than 12. Of course the price could have had something to do with the width. Having said that, there was a chap that used to sell Aida, evenweave and linen at the NEC, saw him at Harrogate again this year. He charged a lot more for linen, as does Kate at Sparklies, though here is hand dyed. She also hand dyes her own threads, which are to die for. ;)

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