The Marvellous Minimatic Bernina 807 – Ready to Play!

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that I love, love, love old sewing machines. Here’s my latest find – the Bernina Minimatic 807.

Bernina in case

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Vintage Coronation Celebration Photos

Whilst rooting through some old photo albums to find some of my original makes to post, I’ve come across some amazing original photos of the Queen’s Coronation celebrations. As it’s the Jubilee Diamond weekend, I thought it would be fab to share this amazing find. The photos were taken in Chichester, West Sussex and are of a street party, cake and primary school celebrations. Continue reading

Basic Knitted Fabrics

All knitted fabrics are made up of a combination of knit and purl stitches – now you’ve mastered these you can have some fun creating lots of different patterns.

Garter Stitch

The most common way to make the garter stitch is to knit every row. It makes a reversible fabric that stretches equally in all directions. It’s great for making things like blankets, accessories (check out my mobile phone case pattern!) and sweaters as the fabric lies flat and it doesn’t curl up at the edges.

Garter Stitch

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Back to Basics: Casting Off

Congratulations! You are almost there – you just need to work or ‘cast off’ your stitches from the needle and you’ll be finished!

1. Work (knit or purl) two stitches onto your right hand needle.

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