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How to make a tie/wrap roll-bag brush/tool-holder thingy !

We sure don’t know what to call it but this ‘tie/wrap roll-bag brush/tool-holder thingy’ is very practical and very pretty ! COMPETITION : If you are reading this blog in August 2017 head over to TheStitcheryLewes on Facebook for a chance to win this actual wrap roll for a friend and the-S box August 2017)… read more

How to : Tie a Tassel

So, we’re reliably informed that TASSELS are set to be all the rage this summer! Move over pom poms (no actually don’t! we love pom poms just as much as ever) but the humble tassel is so NOW, so right for elevation to the trim-tastic, top-dog position. We’re so excited because it turns out that… read more

New ! POP UP space launched at Riverside

WOW! Goodness we are so so excited! look at this lovely POP UP space (3.5m x 1.75m) upstairs at Riverside   Guess what ? it’s available to hire… Do you want to use this friendly, light and open space to promote your business reach new customers try out business ideas market or test a new product gather your… read more

How to: make a fruity piped pincushion

How to : make a (juicy) piped pincushion

Here’s a cute little project to use up some scraps of fabric, felt and bias binding. It will also help with learning new skills to insert piping and top stitching.     You will need: scraps of fabric ( we used poly cotton poplin) scraps of felt to decorate bias binding and piping cord for piping or ready… read more

Crafting is good for your health…Official

SEVEN health based reasons to get your craft on. Not only can crafting be fun, but it is scientifically proven to be good for an array of health problems and illnesses. To name a few crafting can help with: Arthritis, Anxiety, Depression, and even High Blood Pressure. Crafting can help reduce your chances of developing… read more

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Lewes Bonfire Jumper – Free Knitting Pattern

STRIPED RAGLAN SLEEVE SWEATER or LEWES BONFIRE JUMPER Here’s a FREE pattern for a Lewes Bonfire Jumper. Or, in other words, a classic round neck, raglan sleeve sweater. (If you are local to the-stitchery you’ll totally understand if we say this is THE pattern to use for a “smugglers jumper” for Bonfire!). If knitting a Lewes… read more

Patchwork Perfect or diary of another old stool (part two)

Look at this ‘new’ stool in our shop window…. From this old, faded cover to this new exciting, happy, bright piece of patchwork loveliness!   In ‘diary of an old stool-part one’ we recovered the padded, top step of our shop step stool. We also have another (foam-topped) stool where customers rest their weary legs and browse… read more

Patchwork Perfect ! or diary of an old stool (part one)

So this is the dictionary definition of patchwork… ‘Patchwork or “pieced work” is a form of needlework that involves sewing together pieces of fabric into a larger design. The larger design is usually based on repeat patterns built up with different fabric shapes (which can be different colours). These shapes are carefully measured and cut,… read more

Make your own cotton shopping bag : Bags of Style part 1

If we were to say that some of our customers are ‘bag-ladies’ you might not understand quite what we mean!! We absolutely love it when we recognise a fabric that we have sold in the shop when it comes back in ‘made-up’ ! Just recently three separate customers were spotted proudly sporting fantastic bag creations… Firstly,… read more

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