Tracy Cushing

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  • in reply to: June 2016 – The Statistics #5913
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    A good month for whales 🙂

    Well done all the morsbaggers, old and new.

    in reply to: Plastic in teabags #5912
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    Teabag patchwork: offcuts and anwen – have you seen Jennifer Collier’s work? She uses a lot of recycled items including teabags which she opens, entraps small items inside and then stitches back together to make dresses, gloves etc
    http://dolcevitamamma.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/art-of-paper-fabrics-by-jennifer.html?m=1
    Amazing to look at URL, I think she used to do workshops too

    in reply to: Plastic in teabags #5911
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    I agree Offcuts – there is so much all around us it can be overwhelming the number of decisions there are to make about our consumption. That’s why I’m quite pleased to be able to simplify one aspect of it.
    That is a nice teapot – I just had a little look on the Tate website for our summer hols. It looks like Tate St Ives will be closed until next year but I think the gift shop is open in a temporary location. In the meantime I popped into a beach of Whittards yesterday in search of a spoon like Beattie’s granny used.
    They had several options for single cup infusion – I bought one for me to use at work. They also had some very similar teapots to the one Offcuts showed us. Managed to resist those as I already have an underused teapot, very tempting though.

    Only went in for some loose leaf tea 😂 (Of which they have plenty)

    Enjoy your brews – whichever format they come in x

    in reply to: Plastic in teabags #5885
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    Beattie – I love the mint and liquorice tea pigs tea! A while ago I couldn’t get any locally so I made my own with dried mint leaves and liquorice root (I used a pencil sharpener to get small pieces of it to infuse – easier than any other method I could find).

    Not sure I can bring myself to call them “tea temples” though 😏

    in reply to: Plastic in teabags #5884
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    Reading around a bit it would seem that not all teabags are the same. As the Which article suggests, bags which are closed by stitching or a staple don’t tend to contain plastic.

    This article is focused on the plastic as a potential source of toxins rather than on the excess waste aspect but it contains a list of teabags that don’t contain plastic

    These Teas are Toxin-Free

    The clean plates article mentions other aspects of teabag production – eg making the teabag paper “white” by various methods which avoid bleach…..?!

    This all just adds further weight to my personal feeling that this is way too much – too much processing, too much packaging, and now too much time. I don’t want to have to spend this much time contemplating my teabag choice.

    We seem to be so good at making our lives complicated.
    I’ll use up whatever teabags I have (not as many as cath apple 😉) and then I’m going to get my teapot out of it’s retirement. It’s languishing there just doing nothing save looking rather attractive. I’m quite fond of it, it will make my tea drinking more of an event. I’m sure there’s a teastrainer taking up room in the drawer too.

    These items can be reused and reused, I feel happier about that.

    Long live the teapot!

    in reply to: Magnificent May Morsbag Makers! #5871
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    3404 bags made in a month is a total deserving of applause even if it isn’t a record – brilliant news everyone 🙂

    Big Welcome to the new pods adding to the total too.

    Thanks for the update Beattie x

    in reply to: Win a Brand New Brother Sewing Machine! #5607
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    A great bunch of bags – well done all!

    Thank you Joby & Pol (and also to Brother for the prize).

    Love this project so much 😊

    in reply to: Win a Brand New Brother Sewing Machine! #5499
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    That’s great news – thanks for letting us know Offcuts x

    in reply to: Win a Brand New Brother Sewing Machine! #5450
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    Great competition!

    Are there any Ts&Cs anywhere? Specifically, is the competition open to applicants around the world or is it uk only?

    in reply to: 2015 Stats round-up #5216
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    We like the monthly reports Beattie.
    The all time totals on the pod leader board are inspiring but being mentioned in the monthly dispatched is hugely encouraging to new pods (and long established ones too).

    It makes the website more appealing to have a picture that reflects current activity.

    Happy New Year Beattie and all the baggers near and far.

    in reply to: music and morsbags #4723
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    That made me giggle masterclock!
    I don’t know what’s happened to the photos – when I find the correct Facebook incantation I’ll sort it.
    It was a very lovely festival x

    in reply to: Lovely news :D #4431
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    What a completely blissful picture.
    Welcome to the world Minnie – well done those parents!

    in reply to: A flock of wild morsbags #4430
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    Always nice to spot them in the wild 🙂

    We should have a twitcher’s morsbag list lol

    Still using (and washing) some of the first morsbags I made in 2007.

    I love your heart bag beattie

    in reply to: Congratulations O2! #4429
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    WOW!
    jaw on the floor – fantastic achievement – pats on the back all round

    🙂

    in reply to: morsbag workshop 13th Oct 2014 – ST7 #3231
    Tracy Cushing
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    Thanks Beattie and Rosie.

    Hoping we get a good turnout. I had a lovely morning sewing al fresco with my old Singer handcrank outside a supermarket in the town to help drum up a bit of interest so fingers crossed.

    Many conversations were had about morsbags….and quite a few about the old sewing machines too (I love to see the smiles on peoples faces as they tell me how their mum or aunty or gran or whoever used to sew on a similar one). And of course morsbags were released into the wild too.

    morsbags are such excellent projects for beginners – but I like the social aspect too where old hands can mix and mingle with the less experienced, and where there is a role for those who really don’t want to sew but are happy to iron, cut out and help eat the cake!

    All are welcome.

    I shall be sewing outside of the studio itself this saturday if the weather cooperates too.

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