Decorative mending 1

Photos of ‘boro’ the Japanese art of decorative mending are so engaging. The idea of patching an old garment with additional pieces of cloth – using stitches that are meant to be seen – are bound to appeal to a patchworker like myself (who also likes embroidery).  Just look at these, which come from an excellent blog post by FerugiStar in which it is explained … Continue reading Decorative mending 1

What is an elevator pitch?

I’ve recently joined the ‘Savvy Solos Club, convened and orchestrated by the inimitable Nicola Jayne Little. I interviewed Nicola about her company Digital Sparkles ( last year – the link to the interview is below. Nicola bounced into my life during a European-funded business course on which she was a tutor. She is a bundle of energy and inspiration. A former teacher (like me) she … Continue reading What is an elevator pitch?