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It’s official! I am now Flax and Loom!

I am no longer trading as The Cosy Bag Company. I am now trading as Flax and Loom.

My shop and new website have gone live (from 1 January 2015), so please keep following me by heading over to the new site flaxandloom.co.uk  You will find my shop to purchase my unique handmade products, information about my workshops and my blog too! Hope you will visit!

Have a wonderful 2015.


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Twiddling my thumbs……

…..in more ways than one!

It was one of those weekends when I was all up to date with preparation for workshops. I caught up on housework and all those little mending jobs that I had intended doing for quite some time … I then remembered…. I had some lavender drying in the cupboard that had been there since, ooh longer than I care to remember! It was well stored, so as not to lose any of its vital aroma. So I got to work ….. twiddling my thumbs! By that I mean wriggling each stem of lavender between my  fingers and thumbs until all the little dried buds dropped away and congregated below into my basket.  Gathering it up and quickly sealing it away before any of that wonderful aroma was lost. Mmmm… I just love that smell. It’s so calming. No wonder it’s used to induce sleep.IMG_3624







But that wasn’t the only task I had on my mind to do. I had recently made a bag for my Etsy shop from a lovely green tweed, which as I was making, had felt in two minds about selling. (I often feel like that when working with some of the lovely fabric I have the opportunity to use). I had some fabric over, so thought it the ideal opportunity to make a bag for myself! I had an old leather button which I love and had wanted a project to use it on!  All in all, it worked out a very productive weekend…. twiddling my thumbs!

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Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

Apart from it being the time of year to pick my pumpkins and harvest the remaining green beans from my garden, the time for autumn workshops has approached. I love running workshops this time of year. Especially if it’s a chilly autumn evening for meeting up with a group for a cosy evening of crochet around the open fire. There are a number of dates to choose from below. Or if you are organised enough to be planning – dare I say it – *Christmas gifts! – then I have half day or full day sessions for gift making. Also the usual bag making & cushion cover workshops will be running. For prices please go to ‘Which workshop is best for me?’

Places are still available only at the following workshops for Oct/Nov:

Thursday 25 October 5 pm – 8 pm.    ‘JUST LIKE GRANNY USED TO MAKE!’ Crochet for beginners.

Fri 2 November 10 am – 1 pm    ‘MIX ‘N’ MATCH’ Crochet for those who have mastered the granny square! New styles of squares to combine   with your granny square.

Fri/Sat 9/10 November & Sat  8 Dec ‘COSY CHRISTMAS GIFTS’ workshop. More details to follow shortly – watch this space! In the meantime if you want further details contact me at rebekah@thecosybag.co.uk

*Don’t forget I have vouchers available which make a perfect Christmas gift.