Olympic stitching

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With preparations for the Olympics getting into full swing in London, we thought it would be fun to show you a couple of funky cross stitch patterns from this month’s Cross Stitcher. After all, cross stitch is perfect for a bit of arm chair spectator sport. Well, at least your fingers will be getting a work out…

Best of red, white and blue

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Red, white and blue fabrics. Very royal, very nautical, and very patriotic (that’s if you live in the UK, US, or, um, France). We’re not that up on our flags of the world, but we do know it’s a classic colour combo. It’s the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend and we’re getting in the mood. To get things started, here’s some Fabric Friday inspiration to prove that red, white and blue looks cool. Don’t just save it for high days and bunting days…

Best of Jubilee stitching

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If you’ve an ounce of British spirit about you, you can’t have failed to notice something red, white and blue and regal is afoot this weekend. Come on, there’s an extra bank holiday, that must have made you sit up and take notice. Yes, it’s finally here, the Diamond Jubilee is upon us, and, you know what…? It’s inspired designers to come up with some beautiful stitching. Here’s our pick of the best Jubilee stitching…

V&A: Friday Night Late event

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With the Diamond Jubilee only just round the corner, it’s the perfect time to get in touch with all things British. And what better way to celebrate the UK’s rich culture of craft and creativity than at the country’s premiere design museum, the V&A?
To celebrate its summer exhibition, British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the modern age, the museum opened its doors last month for Britain Is Making It, a special late-night event of workshops and talks exploring the uniquely British approach to making and creating…