1950's Chiffon Dress: Cleaning and Care for Fabrics ~ Restoration - Robin Boutique-Boutique    &.  Reloved Fabrics

1950's Chiffon Dress: Cleaning and Care for Fabrics ~ Restoration

Industry has taken flight to "Dry Clean Only". This (to me) is like the FDA stamping all of our food with expiration dates. I believe it has been done to force the consumer to buy...

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Yarn Hoarding ~ Lesson learned from 9/11 - Robin Boutique-Boutique    &.  Reloved Fabrics

Yarn Hoarding ~ Lesson learned from 9/11

I tend to buy something and then ‘save’ it. Or buy too much so I won’t run out. I’ve done this my entire life. Why? I don’t know. 

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Knitting Needle Organizer - Patience Of A Needle Worker & How to Finish a Project - Robin Boutique-Boutique    &.  Reloved Fabrics

Knitting Needle Organizer - Patience Of A Needle Worker & How to Finish a Project

To get a project finished I learned long ago the importance of patience. Patience comes naturally for some but I believe it can be acquired.

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The Red Wool Sweater (free knitting pattern after story) - Robin Boutique-Boutique    &.  Reloved Fabrics

The Red Wool Sweater (free knitting pattern after story)

Mom and Dad would travel often it seemed especially to England. That would make sense since Mom came from there. 

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When I was just 9 ~  She was 14 - Robin Boutique-Boutique    &.  Reloved Fabrics

When I was just 9 ~ She was 14

The room was next to mine. As I walked by in the hallway I could see her desk. She had all sorts of cool things....

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STRAIGHT NEEDLES! The Second Lesson (free Barbie dress pattern after story) - Robin Boutique-Boutique    &.  Reloved Fabrics

STRAIGHT NEEDLES! The Second Lesson (free Barbie dress pattern after story)

My Mum (a brit) taught me to knit when I was about 8 years old.

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PULL THE TAIL ~ Learning to spool knit - Robin Boutique-Boutique    &.  Reloved Fabrics

PULL THE TAIL ~ Learning to spool knit

One day Mom got a hammer, 4 nails and a spent thread spool. Thread spools then were made from wood.

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