Tag Archives: blocking

Still stashbusting – a sewn bag

Madeleine bag As part of my stash-busting resolution for 2015, I’ve made a handbag from a couple of leftover pieces of jacketing fabric. I based it loosely on the Madeleine bag on the curiously named Imagine Gnats blog, although I … Continue reading

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The EU VAT omnishambles

Selling downloads in the EU?  Read on The more eagle-eyed Ravelry addicts may have noticed that some paid-for patterns are no longer being offered to customers based in the European Union (EU), and some generous designers (like Gisela Beyer) are … Continue reading

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The merits of blocking knitting

The gansey is finished, a mere 7 months after starting. I can’t do the “big reveal” yet because it isn’t blocked, and therein lies a tale. I never used to block my knitting, I just didn’t realise what a difference … Continue reading

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