Patchwork curtains

A friend showed me a pair of patchwork curtains she’d made from fabric from a local scrapstore so I thought that was a great idea for this space. I found plenty of choice and gathered blues and reds of similar weight and toning patterns and some red ribbon for edging.

I made four pairs. They weren’t particularly well made as my sewing machine was acting up and after a year I washed them and they were never the same again! I had (for reasons I can’t remember) sewn the linings in and this was likely the cause of their demise.


The main thing I learnt was that curtains can be such an important backdrop to daily life. Literally in the background and seen (or not seen) everyday – I had undervalued them – they appear in a huge number of family photos of this time. Perhaps that wouldn’t come as a surprise to most, but it was a revelation to me!

Hello window

Until I put this site together I had no idea that a lot of the things I have made are connected to windows; curtains, blinds, light catchers. The window is a powerful metaphor in fact this site is a small ‘window on waste’ and I look forward to exploring this further.

Ragbag rendezvous

A collection of items made from scrap fabric, mainly old clothes. I don’t ‘rendezvous’ with fabric scraps often enough, but hopefully that will change.

ragbag  Рbag in which scraps of fabric and old clothes are kept for use.

rendezvous – a meeting place.