There's no more hiding from it. Now that I am barely leaving my room, let alone my flat, I am finding myself face to face with the dreaded pile of mending. The mountain of clutter disguised as eco-consciousness. The I'll-do-it-when-I-have-the-time basket of clothes I haven't worn in years but can't bear to part with because … Continue reading Living la vida lockdown: Spend, spend, spend or mend, mend, mend?
I should start by clarifying that this is my first completed jumper: two works-in-progress still loiter in my craft cupboard waiting for a sporadic burst of enthusiasm. But let's look on the bright side - at least I'm one down! Beyond the milestone that this sweater represents, it is particularly special to me as it … Continue reading My first jumper: Superbowl Sweater by Wool and the Gang
When I was 16 I fell in love with a scarf. A red scarf. A chunky red scarf. Oh it was so chunky and so red. It was nearly two metres long with tassels down both sides and cost about £200. Needless to say, my neck went unadorned as I left the shop. Ridiculous though … Continue reading Living la vida lockdown: the knit that keeps on giving
Well I guess we're all staying home folks! Made my last trip to Soho (thank goodness Cass was still open) and am armed to the teeth with craft materials to see me through the next three weeks! Fortunately for me I also have a TON of unfinished projects that I - hem - definitely mean … Continue reading Living la vida LOCKDOWN!!
Having looked a bit at what it might cost to get equipped for hobbies like sewing, knitting or painting, it's now time to consider the investment in materials Ah yes, the bit that everyone thinks will be the money-saver until they find out the cost (cotton is HOW MUCH?) and the amounts required (for a … Continue reading Hobbies for busy lives: investing in materials
Taking up a new hobby has so many benefits, both mentally and physically. Aside from broadening your abilities, you can find relaxation, diversion and even new friendships in taking up a hobby. As with almost anything in life, it will require an investment of time and finances, with some hobbies outwardly costing a lot more … Continue reading Hobbies for busy lives: Investing in Equipment
How many times have you thought you would LOVE to knit a jumper? Or sew a dress? Or paint something to hang on your wall? Then you realise there is a whole lot to do between steps A and B and you think better of it. Well fortunately there is really no need to give … Continue reading Hobbies for busy lives: being realistic
I'd love to craft, I just... never have the time!
Welcome to the new design of emilywetherell.com ! A lot has changed in the past year: I said goodbye to full-time dressmaking, but wanted to keep this site as a home for all of the crafts I enjoy in a strictly amateur capacity. I hope to progress with old skills whilst acquiring new ones, sharing … Continue reading Welcome!