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The Sketchpack Project: MPF Conservation Tools

ABOUT SKETCHPACK: The project began in 2011. The original idea was to get folks to draw daily. The Sketchpack is a small zigzag journal with two usable sides, allowing one to sketch on both sides of 15 ‘pages’ to complete … Continue reading

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Z is for Zzzz: A-to-Z Challenge

Yes, that’s it, I’m tired and really can’t find the time to write about zigzag stitches or zippers or zardozi or zafus (these are from Dharmacraft!)  I just need to sleep. ZZZZZZZZZZZ…..  ©MPF Conservation.  May be printed for your own … Continue reading

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U is for Real Upholsterers: A-to-Z-Challenge

Real upholsterer’s know things. Real upholsterers can upholster anything: walls, chairs, chests, sofas, hide-a-beds, padded beds.  Real upholsters might upholster you if you hold still long enough. Real upholsterers know how to make an edge-roll from scratch. Real upholsterers know … Continue reading

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O is for Ode to the Upholsterer: A-to-Z Challenge

He’s stuffed a chair on every street, or hassocks on which to put your feet. A fainting couch for Ms Récamier, looking Grecian but really fey. A modern Egg for Madmen there, Took ten thousand hand stitches to be fair; … Continue reading

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F is for Fabric Stores and Sexism: A-to-Z-Challenge

by DKP Women think sexism is only about the fairer sex, but I am married to an upholsterer.  Let me tell you about sexism and fabric stores, since the whole purpose of this blog is to give you an insight … Continue reading

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