A truly vintage pig


Susan Penny shares a delightful sewing project
As a craft writer I am often asked to pitch for a book idea without knowing if it will ever get published. A blad needs to be produced: this is a small section of the book; a taster to get the book buyers interested in the idea. To fill the blad I need to do several projects, write the instructions, go to the photographic session, work on the page layout, check the proofs, make corrections and then wait while the final draft is presented to book buyers at the Frankfurt Book Fair. My patchwork pig was made by me about 16 years ago, as a project in a new soft toy book. The book finally morphed into another title, so my piggy didn’t make it into print. Now I think he deserves his moment of fame, so I have revamped him in bits of fabric from my scrap bag, giving him a nice new coat and a lovely, fresh contemporary feel. If you want to see how he looked in his original colours then click the link below…
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Susan Penny has become one of Britain's best-loved craft writers. She has already written more than 50 books and introduced tens of thousands of readers to new craft skills and memorable projects. Many of her books, like 'Knitted Cakes', have become international best sellers. Her background is an arts graduate who has turned her love of making things into a career. After launching and editing some of the biggest and best craft magazines in the UK, Susan is now one of the most respected designers, writers and editors in the contemporary British craft scene. Susan is just as happy working with needle and thread as a crochet hook.


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