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Contents MATERIALS..............................................................................4 GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS.....................................................6 PLANE........................................................................................8 A FLIGHT AMONG THE CLOUDS.....................................14

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A CORNER OF THE SKY....................................................18

THE ALPHABET OF THE SEA...........................................22 LIGHTHOUSE..........................................................................29

‘SONG OF THE SEA’ CUSHION........................................34 LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER QUILT..............................................38

THE GALLEON..........................................................................................44 BOOK COVERS.......................................................................50

SUN KISSED............................................................................57 GLASSES CASE.....................................................................62 CATS.........................................................................................67 FISH PINCUSHION...............................................................76 ‘SCENT OF THE SEA’ BAG...............................................79 A WALK BY THE SEA........................................................86

PATTERNS...............................................................................91 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.....................................................110


Plane Patterns on page 92

METHOD WINGS AND TAIL

YOU WILL NEED Linen cloth, a shade of grey Patterned cloth, striped, dotted or checked Synthetic wadding Cotton thread, cream Thermo-adhesive paper Interfacing (e.g. Vilene) Two small buttons Four big buttons Two skewers Double-sided tape

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Copy all the patterns on to some thin cardboard and cut out. Fold the linen cloth face to face and place the pattern of the plane on it. Fix with pins. Lightly draw the outline of the pattern, then sew along the whole perimeter excluding the front of the plane, as shown on the pattern with a dashed line (FIG.A).

FIG.A Cut the sewn pattern out leaving about 0.6cm of safety margin around the seam line. Using a pair of scissors, make some incisions around this margin.


los oscuros pinos se desenreda el viento. Fosforece la luna sobre las aguas errantes. Andan días

Aquí te amo. En

iguales persiguiéndose. Se descine la niebla en danzantes figuras. Una gavio

ta de plata se descuelga del ocaso. A veces una vela. Altas, altas estrellas. [...] Pablo Neruda

Aquí te amo


The Alphabet of the Sea Patterns on page 97 YOU WILL NEED Linen cloth, a shade of grey Patterned cloth, striped, dotted or floral Synthetic wadding Thermo-adhesive paper Interfacing (e.g. Vilene) METHOD Cut out two squares of length 11cm from both the linen and striped cloth, then cut out one square of the same size from both the flower-patterned and dotted cloth. This will give you a total of six squares.

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Double up the striped squares with some interfacing, by ironing it on the wrong side of the fabric. These will form the base of the cubes. By being more rigid than the others, they will give better stability to the entire cube composition. Following the General Instruction on page 7, decorate the two linen squa-

res by applying the first part of the lighthouse to one and the first letter to the other, using some thermo-adhesive paper.


non un’onda in questa baia.

Quale assiduo

sciacquio

fanno l’acque

tra la ghiaia! [...]

amor mio;

Getta l’ancora, Giovanni Pascoli

La baia tranquilla

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The Lighthouse lifts

its massive masonry,

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

And on its outer point, some miles away,

A pillar of fire by

night, of cloud by day. [...]

runs far into the sea,

The rocky ledge The Lighthouse


Lighthouse Patterns on page 99 YOU WILL NEED Linen cloth, a shade of grey, for the door and windows Four or five different types of patterned cloth Synthetic wadding Stuffing beans (see Materals on page 5) Cotton thread, dark colour Thermo-adhesive paper Interfacing (e.g. Vilene) Double-sided tape Thin cardboard White string

[...]

]E

mor

e bsides In u r s t d n a d the white lip an es s i r at

ven at less wr this dist ath, a th

n ce

of th e

a rd

e the tides, Up h e e s n n u a heaving, break Ic

face.

along

its ba s

e,

PREPARATION For the part of the lighthouse identified on the pattern with the letter A, cut out two 30x18cm rectangles of fabric. For the part of the lighthouse identified with the letter B, cut out two 18x8cm rectangles of fabric. For the part of the lighthouse identified with the letter C, cut out two 18x4,5cm rectangles of fabric. For the part of the lighthouse identified with the letter D, cut out two 18x3,5cm rectangles of fabric.

speec h

[...

A

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Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca

de melocotĂłn y azĂşcar,

una fruta. [...]

y el sol dentro

Agosto. Contraponientes

de la tarde,

Agosto

omo el hueso en


Sun-kissed Reversible hat for the small ones Patterns and decorations on page 98 and 103 YOU WILL NEED Two patterned fabrics Interfacing (i.e. Vilene) Compasses to draw the outline FOR THE DECORATIONS Thermo-adhesive paper Patterned fabric scraps PREPARATION OF THE PATTERN The first thing you need to do to make your reversible hat is to draw the pattern according to the size of the head of your child. Do as follows. 57


retiens les griffes de ta patte,

et laisse-moi plonger da

ns tes beaux yeux,

Mêlés de métal et

d’agate.[...]

Charles Baudelaire

sur mon coeur amoureux;

Viens, mon beau chat, Le chat


Cats Pattern on page 106 YOU WILL NEED FOR THE BODY Coarse cotton fabric, beige or similar Synthetic wadding for dolls Brown chalk Cotton wool Thick cotton thread, brown Acrylic paints, shades of light grey or brown Flat-headed brushes, various sizes, for painting the cat FOR THE DUNGAREES Linen fabric, grey and patterned Thermo-adhesive paper for the decorations Two small buttons FISH Patterned fabric scraps 67


persiane delle case.

Non vogliono

essere invase.

gloria,o sole! [...]

Umberto Saba

Hanno chiuso le verdi

Silenzio! Meriggio d’ Estate

Troppe le fiamme

della tua


“Scent of the Sea” Bags Patterns for the decorations on page 98 and page 103 BIG BAG YOU WILL NEED FOR THE OUTSIDE Two 62x50cm rectangles of heavy cotton fabric Two 48x8cm strips of the same fabric FOR THE LINING Two 58x54cm rectangles of heavy cotton fabric Two 48x8cm strips of the same fabric FOR THE HANDLES Two 50x10cm strips of the same fabric 79


A walk by the sea (This project has been realised in collaboration with the shop Fildl and Flink) Patterns for the decorations on page 103 This model fits sizes 42, 44 and 46 Skirt YOU WILL NEED One 89x90cm rectangle of plain fabric for the front One 59x90cm rectangle of patterned fabric for the back Two 4x65cm fabric strips FOR THE DECORATIONS Thermo-adhesive paper Patterned fabric scraps

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METHOD To make the front and back of the skirt, you need to cut out two trapeziums. Follow the pattern below for the measurements (FIG.A). 74 cm

44 cm

90 cm

90 cm

89 cm

59 cm

FIG.A

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Patterns


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