Category Archives: sewing

Stuff sacks

Nowadays, almost every foldable jacket or pair of waterproof trousers comes in its own compact little bag – a so-called stuff sack. That didn’t used to be the case, and I still own a lot of walking and cycling gear … Continue reading

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Bike transportation bags – finished

So, here are the bags I’ve made, firstly (as modelled by my dear husband) containing a bike and with cardboard in the inside pockets. Even I can carry it for short distances like this despite the unwieldy size, and the … Continue reading

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All the ingredients for a bicycle bag

The bike transportation bag project is advancing. The wonderful Shuttle fabric shop in Shipley had just the ripstop fabric I needed – nylon (stronger than polyester), black and wider than the usual 150cm. It was the only ripstop nylon they … Continue reading

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Finished – the prototype bike bag

We’ve had four days of fabulous weather this week. It even got up to 23°C on Thursday, a quite extraordinary temperature for Yorkshire in April. Alas, things are back to normal today with rain, wind and temperatures 10 degrees lower, … Continue reading

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Completed Wurm

The Wurm hat I’ve been knitting for a friend is done. It’s not quite the same as mine because I didn’t have enough of the plain yarn to use doubled between the chenille stripes. Instead, I stranded it with a … Continue reading

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Alternative cycle clips, finished socks and another hat

As is usual, I’ve started more new things than I’ve finished this week. Let’s start with the finished objects. Blue Alternating Slip-stitch Socks First, the blue slip-stitch socks. I can’t show you any photos of them looking perfect on the … Continue reading

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