I've been writing about antiques, collecting and crafts for over 20 years. First I wrote for specialist magazines here in the UK, then I started writing online which I now do exclusively. I am a member of the Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk affiliate advertising programs and can earn commission on items advertised on my pages here.

Blackwork – Simple Elegant Embroidery

January 28, 2015 | Posted in CRAFTING, Uncategorized | By

Blackwork embroidery on a Tudor dress sleeve. dating from the 1590s

Blackwork Embroidery – As Easy as Cross-Stitch The enduring appeal of blackwork embroidery, first brought to Europe by men returning from 13th century Crusades, owes much to its simple elegance – black stitching on white or off-white fabric. Even the

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Decoupage – New Life for Old Household Objects

September 10, 2014 | Posted in CRAFTING, Uncategorized | By

Decorative Decoupage Night Stand

Decoupage, that is the craft of cutting out pictures from magazines and other sources and then sticking them on to the surface of a piece of furniture, a picture frame, ceramics, etc, is an excellent way of bringing back to

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