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Ministry of Craft Blog

  • Friday, May 26, 2017

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    Tana Lawn

    Tana Lawn

    There are so many different types of fabric and I often get asked during a workshop what a particular one is. One of the most common enquiries is about lawn, particularly Tana Lawn, undoubtedly because it has been made famous by the beautiful range of printed cotton lawn fabrics produced by Liberty. Lawn cloth or lawn is a plain weave fabric, originally of linen but now mostly cotton. Lawn is produced using fine, high-count yarns, which results in a lightweight fabric with a silky, un-te ..

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  • Friday, May 19, 2017

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    Ministy Makes Pillow Lounger/Bed

    Ministy Makes Pillow Lounger/Bed

    I have been meaning to make a “pillow lounger/bed” for a while now, so with my son’s movie night sleepover party coming up, it was time to give it a whirl. All is required is 5 pillows and some fabric. I used a nice bright blue cord (http://www.ministryofcraft.co.uk/shop/fabric/fstcord-cotton-stretch-cord-18-wale-in-bright-blue) we sell in our online shop that coordinated well with his room and at a wider width of 150cm it was perfect for the job in hand. I cut the length of ..

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  • Friday, May 12, 2017

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    Free Machine Embroidery by Sam Moylan

    Free Machine Embroidery by Sam Moylan

    Kirsty Allsop described freehand machine embroidery as the 'crack cocaine' of crafting and I have to agree, it’s pretty addictive. Nearly everyone that try's Free machine embroidery agrees, it's the perfect way to express your artistic side there are no restrictions. Free machine embroidery brings a whole new dimension to your sewing machine, I love how I can draw on fabric with a variety of threads and enhance those drawings with layers of stitches and beautiful fabrics, there's no rig ..

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  • Friday, May 05, 2017

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    MINISTRYMAKES WINNER

    MINISTRYMAKES WINNER

    Angela has been very busy since attending our Learn to Sew (/workshops/sewing-dressmaking/beginner-sewing) and Introduction to Curtain and Blind Making (/workshops/for-the-home) workshops. She made these stunning curtains for her holiday let in Coniston and has more sewing based business opportunities on the horizon. I've always had an interest in crafts and sewing but never found the time. Then, when the kids had all left home I had more time for myself, I searched the Inte ..

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