Throwback Thursday

Keepsake Bears

April 2015

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All these bears were handmade using memorable pieces of clothing or fabrics and were machine & hand sewn by Medway participants. For all of Unravel & Unwind’s classes visit our website or for shorter more general information sign up to our weekly newsletter.

Book Review

BOOK REVIEW:

Introduction to making cloth dolls by Jan Horrox

Article written by our lovely volunteer, Bernice.

cloth doll book“My mother bought me this book in 2012 and it inspired me to start making dolls and I haven’t looked back since.  I had recently had an operation and this craft really made me feel like I was putting myself back together again.  Since then I have gone on to design my own dolls – here is a picture of a doll that I created to look like me!”  You can find out more about Bernice’s work as a fine artist here

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Self-portrait doll of Bernice

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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

Homemaker collage

The Future is NOW!!!

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Last week we held a social evening for our volunteers to help us shape Unravel & Unwind CIC for the future. One of the questions we asked was “What would you like to see in the future?” and we wanted to share the results with you all (also it’s a way we can refer back to the ideas later on). Continue reading “The Future is NOW!!!”

Upcycled Memory Shirt tutorial

 

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How to make a shirt into a cushion cover

This will be my first tutorial, so do please bear with me. I was asked last week if I could turn some shirts into cushion covers. Of course I said yes, it can’t be hard to do. Then I was asked to ensure that the shirts stay intact. Continue reading “Upcycled Memory Shirt tutorial”

A Demented Hermit’s Guide To Eastering

Bantam chicken and rabbit If you happen to be interested in creating your own bunny to celebrate this Easter, Unravel and Unwind run a Keepsake Bears and Bunnies workshop that will guide you, step by step, in creating a cuddly companion of your very own. Easter is a confusing and tumultuous time of year dominated by the hasty buying of chocolate eggs, rabbits in windows and churches simultaneously cashing in on the festivities while also trying to point out that none of it is relevant to how we should celebrate it. So I thought I’d clear a few things up, I have after all had plenty of time to think things over from my woodland cave after all, and give you the definitive guide to eternally confusing subject of Easter.
Continue reading “A Demented Hermit’s Guide To Eastering”