New England with Mandy – Old Sturbridge Village & The Bennington Museum

DAY 5 – OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE I knew a visit to Old Sturbridge Village was going to be good, but nothing prepared us for the private show of the museum’s ...

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Director’s Report from the Bridge Room in Paestum

BY ANDREW KAMBITES This hand occurred in the first night of the Swiss Pairs. Whether or not South chooses to bid diamonds East/West should end up in 4♠. Auctions 1 ...

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8 Horror-free Patterns for a Handmade Halloween

We flipped the Calendar over to October this week which means it’s Halloween month. An opportunity for costumes always opens doors for creativity and we love the chance to show ...

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New England with Mandy – 2 days in Lowell

DAYS 3 & 4 – LOWELL We say goodbye to Boston, which we all loved, and head to Lowell to visit the New England Quilt Museum. Fancy a coffee stop ...

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New England with Mandy – First few days in Boston

DAYS 1 & 2 – BOSTON O ur journey over the pond to Boston was efficient and pleasant- a good film, a bit of stitching and in no time we ...

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Bucket List – Top Destinations For Traditional Textiles

Whilst on holiday we’re always up for some textile shopping. But we’re not talking tacky t-shirts and souvenirs. Although it may be tricky to see past the tourist merchandise whilst ...

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News from Bridge in Slovenia with Tom Townsend

HOST REPORT BY PAULINE DURIE The impressive Grand Hotel, Portoroz (Port of Roses) boasts a fabulous position overlooking the Bay of Trieste. As a Lifeclass hotel it offers a variety ...

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10 Travel Tips for Crafters – How to take your project with you!

It might not come as a surprise but we think holidaying & crafting go hand in hand. While just the thought of transporting your craft supplies anywhere may trigger sweaty ...

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Top 10 Pom Pom Projects

The Pom Pom is a simple craft, often under-rated – maybe due to it’s silliness. However, we’re all for silliness and it looks like we’re not the only ones! We’re ...

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