Category Archives: practice

A Long Tail and a Short One

I undid the mistake in finishing the Cluny Leaf Coaster. Not much to work with… If this had been anything other than a practise piece, I would have picked back through the chain and the ring, rejoined and finished properly. … Continue reading

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Practise Does NOT Make Perfect

I’m still working on cluny leaves. The pattern is by Mimi Dillman and can be found here. Picot holders between the leaves. Paperclips work, but they tend to hook on everything. There must be a better way. My first coaster is … Continue reading

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The Dog Ate My Homework…

One thing you hear a lot of as a teacher are excuses. Many, many excuses! Most of them are along the lines of ‘I forgot’. This does not fly very well because I write down the homework, plus write the … Continue reading

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