{How To} Dyeing to make your silk hankies look kool?

  First things first,  I do not apologise unreservedly for the dreadful puns in the title of this post. Secondly, I tried to take beautiful photos of each stage of this process I really did but imagine a wet, soft, slightly lumpy mass of silk hankies soaking in a shallow bath of deep red liquid….it’s straight from a horror film! The finished hankies are very … Continue reading {How To} Dyeing to make your silk hankies look kool?

{How to} Beaded pipe cleaner baubles

I’ve wanted to make video tutorials for such a long time and now I’ve finally done it! It’s not easy this video business (especially when you live in a basement and even getting enough light is an uphill struggle!) but I am working on it. Baby steps people, baby steps! But that’s not all that’s new in the pickleverse. You might already have noticed. You … Continue reading {How to} Beaded pipe cleaner baubles

{How to} Rag Rug Wreath

We need to thank the early 1900s for this nifty, thrifty craft! The best fabrics to use are woollen or jersey weight fabrics but you can use whatever you like, just keep in mind that the thicker your fabric the tuftier your rug. A quick note about fancy pants crafting gadgets that you dont really need. You dont need a rugging tool, also (and brilliantly) … Continue reading {How to} Rag Rug Wreath

{How to} Make a fabric bowl

{How to} make a fabric bowl

Because all of your beautiful things need pretty places to live. No more tangled necklaces or frantic searches for house keys as you are rushing out the door, these bowls are a great way to use up all scraps of fabric and add some style to your storage solutions at the same time. You will need: fabric rotary cutter and cutting board and scissors craft … Continue reading {How to} make a fabric bowl

{How to} Turn a shirt into a cushion cover

{How To} Turn an old shirt into a cushion cover.

This simple twist on the classic envelope cover is a great way to give new life to an old shirt; 4 straight lines of sewing and someone has already done all the fastenings for you. Here’s how you do it… You will need:   1 shirt 1 cushion inner – I bought mine but you could make your own. measuring tape/ ruler chalk/ pen/ pencil … Continue reading {How To} Turn an old shirt into a cushion cover.

{How To} Upcycle an old jumper into a bag.

Every so often a friend of my Mum’s brings me a huge bag of hand-me-downs. It’s such a treat. After her last visit I plunged my hand into a bag, rummaged around and pulled out a huge knitted jumper. It was a chunky, grey wool knitted in loose, wide stitches. The body of the jumper was a T shape, two large squares for the body … Continue reading {How To} Upcycle an old jumper into a bag.