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Why Crafts are the Best Hobby for You

You might be surprised to learn that crafts and other creative based hobbies are an excellent healthy choice! Did you know that spending quality time, focussed in on a project is ideal for calming your mind and helping your mental health. We know that we feel much better once we've spent some time making things, so why not try it yourself? It's easy to get started! The first thing you might like to do is research some beginner projects online - some simple ideas could include cushion covers, basic clothing items and curtains. Next, try to find a series of lessons or classes where you can take your own patterns and materials and a more experienced teacher helps you to make your items. This is great for building up basic skills which you might struggle with on your own. The great thing about craft based hobbies is the simple joy of being able to make totally unique and personal items which nobody else has. If you get realyl good, you could even sell your items, or give them away as presents and gifts for birthdays and Christmas!
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Where To Buy Fabrics and Materials

When you first choose a new project, part of the experience is finding and choosing the perfect fabrics and materials to make your special item with! If you are looking for a fabric shop Leicester we really recommend searching around here! There are lots of fabrics available for all levels of projects and designs. With a whole host of colours, textures, patterns and designs, you are sure to find the ideal fabric for your project. We recommend having a good look through the options available, or even speaking to an expert in the store, who will be able to advise about any unusual natures of the fabrics - for example, some are difficult to use on the bias, such as slippery fabrics. You need to find out if you require any special tools for working on this fabric, such as heavy duty sewing machine feet, or thread which will withstand firm use. These are all questions you should arm yourself with when shopping for fabrics! Think about the purpose of the fabric and what you are going to be making with it. Clothing will depend on seasons and type of garment, for example, skirts can often be made out of leightweight, floaty fabrics, whereas curtains and cushion covers could be a heavier material.

Home Produced Christmas Charm Makes Big Come Back

In these days of uncertainty over coming out of the EU and people getting very tetchy about business successes and rising inflation etc. it really does seem as though Chrismas is coming at just the wrong time.  For other folk they will always feel that Christmas is such a spirit raiser, there is no need …

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High End Habidashery Brought Memories Back

On a recent jaunt up to London with my daughter, we made a point of popping in to one very well known and extremely high end store well known for fabrics, yarns, habidashery, upholstery materials etc. etc.  We had always enjoyed looking at gorgeous materials when made into dresses, curtains, seat covers – anything requiring …

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Inheritence Brings Sewing & Knitting Machines

Whilst I was away on my annual jaunt to a very sunny island in the Med – I stay with an old colleague and we become the odd couple once again, as we were for years when working together!  This chap has a very odd villa up in a village way above Paphos.  It’s a …

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Brush Off Those Knitting or Sewing Tools & Get Going

Now that the hot summer holidays are over I might well be getting my knitting bag out of the spare wardrobe.  I am not one of those who can click away all year round – in fact as soon as the warmest days arrive, I find it incredibly hard to concentrate on stitch patterns and …

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The Delightful Ex Pat Love Of Colour

Last year during my annual jaunt to stay with my friend’s famil who live permanently in cyprus, we visited one of the most fantastic stores we’ve ever been in.  It knocks harvey nics and harrods into a top hat for sure.  It’s a clothing exchange agency – but so much more organised and classy than …

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Slimming Down Involves An Alteration Project

there is only one drawback to a successful campaign to slim down and lose weight.  Although it is fab knowing I am a better shape, and clothes look much nicer and feel better on me, I end up with lots of garments that do not look so nice now.  I have several pairs of smart …

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Enter The World Of Seamstress – In My Dreams

If there’s one thing I really wish I had learnt to do properly whilst I had the chance as a youngster, it would have been dressmaking and sewing in general.  I can get by, fix things, take a hem up very neatly, sew on buttons and repair a torn item;  but the actual art of …

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Clothes Made At Home With Much Love

I was watching the young neighbours haring about on their modern day roller skates and bikes in front of my drive over Easter – it was great, seeing the unadulterated joy on their faces as they screeched to a halt with an inch to spare.  The fact the children were all playing together, outside in …

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Local Dressmaker Truly Saves The Day

On a recent sorti to the out of town retail park I was seeking a bright colourful ensemble for a forthcoming wedding.  Not being mother or grandmother to either the bride or groom but still being a close grown up relative, I wanted to look spectacular but not quite mutton dressed as lamb.  I found …

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Joy To Behold At Adult Education Classes

These days there are all sorts of hobbies and crafts to be enjoyed.  The lifestyle tv programmes offer absolutely anything you can think of – no longer does ‘hobby’ mean just one person with sticky backed plastic and odd washing up bottles.  No, today’s hobbieist is sewing madly, knitting, crocheting, quilting and making lace.  The …

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About Lacet

Lacet is an established sewing business which looks at talking about the latest sewing technology, designs and machines. We aim to please our visitors by providing them with the latest in this area.

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Sew this long length of knitting to the tea cosy to form four loops, a bit like a flower. These loops make the hen\'s nest. Ideal for keeping the teapot and boiled eggs warm too, children really enjoy them. Taking less than an hour to make they do make a lovely surprise on Good Friday and Easter Sunday when you present someone a hard boiled egg for their breakfast that still has a hen sitting on top of it.

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