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Appliqué A picture or pattern made up from bits of material, and sewn onto your finished product.
Backstitch A very strong type of stitch commonly used. Copies that of a sewing machine.
Best side The side of fabric you want showing on the finished product.
Blanket stitch Pretty stitch that can be used for decorative purposes, or hemming. Sometimes called buttonhole stitch.
Cotton 1. A type of thread. Comes in many colours, can be used in hand or machine sewing.
2. A type of fabric that is lightweight and suitable for most craft work including dressmaking. Comes in a vast variety of colours and patterns.
Crane game See UFO catcher.
Embroider To sew detail onto something using many tiny stitches. Can be done by hand or by embroidery machine.
Eye Hole in one end of a needle, use
The TrundlerThe waste land behind the fire station is always silent. No birds sing there, and even the wild rabbits and feral cats avoid it. Weedy wildflowers nod their seasonal heads in the breeze. Lying fallow in the midst of housing developments, shopping malls, the new movie theater — the vacant lot stands out like a knife wound on a woman’s placid face, shocking, brazen, ugly.
It is always empty. Except for one thing: a ragged heap of old trash, all nasty black tar paper and vicious snarls of rusted wire, car parts and broken glass and other junkyard jetsam. The embodiment of injury waiting to happen, an invitation to a tetanus shot... the city never hauled it away. No one ever wants anywhere near it; it radiates an eerie sense of calculating watchfulness.
And at night, it wanders.
When darkness falls, and the last cars heading into the hives of tract housing stop illuminating the asphalt with moving-picture shadows, it… unfolds. Bitter, broken tangles, grotesquely mov
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