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  • 2022 26 Apr

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    Fabric Focus - Ponte Roma

    • Apr 26, 2022

    If you want a crisp, structured look with your dressmaking project, with added stretch and comfort, Ponte Roma is the ideal choice.

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  • 2022 22 Apr

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    CREATIVE INSPIRATION- MOLLA MILLS

    • Apr 22, 2022

    Striking modern designs and an infectious love of the craft make Molla an endless source of inspiration.

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  • 2022 22 Mar

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    Fabric Focus - Stretch Cotton

    • Mar 22, 2022

    I often get asked for fabric recommendations when making our Wiggle Dress or Capri Trousers and my number one suggestion is always a stretch cotton.

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  • 2022 28 Feb

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    BODICE FITTING WITH RAE

    • Feb 28, 2022

    Thanks Rae for attending our Bodice Fitting class and sharing your story about experimenting with the pattern.

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  • 2022 14 Feb

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    Linocut Printing Top Tips

    • Feb 14, 2022

    Linocut printing is such an accessible technique. It’s cheap and easy to get set up and can be quite addictive when you get going! The basic set up is: lino, tools for cutting, a roller, ink, paper and a wooden spoon or clean roller to print with. There are lots of different kinds of cutters and ink to choose from.

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  • 2021 13 Dec

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    Christmas Gifts for Sewers

    • Dec 13, 2021

    Are you looking for some gifts for sewers? It’s that time of year when you may be sitting and staring at your Christmas gift list wondering what on earth you can get for the sewer in your life. Here are just a few ideas…………

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  • 2021 26 Nov

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    MACRAMÉ, WHY KNOT?

    • Nov 26, 2021

    Macramé is the art of tying knots. It is an ancient art form that dates back to the thirteenth century, and is thought to have originated from Arab weavers. These artisans knotted the excess thread and yarn along the edges of hand-loomed fabrics into decorative fringes on bath towels, shawls, and veils.

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  • 2021 05 Sep

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    Tote Bags in 2021

    • Sep 05, 2021

    As the summer holiday comes to a close, kids are getting ready to go back to school and more people are getting ready to go back into the office. As this happens, we slowly start to see trends creep in when it comes to work and school fashion.

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  • 2020 08 Dec

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    SEWING GIFTS FROM SANTA

    • Dec 08, 2020

    Whether you're looking to treat a sewing friend or drop some ‘subtle’ hints for yourself, then look no further, here is some inspiration……

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  • 2020 04 Feb

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    SEWING WITH SLIPPERY FABRICS

    • Feb 04, 2020

    What have I been sewing lately? This was a garment I cloned and originally made in a Liberty cotton print (see previous Blog post), but I also wanted to recreate it in a fabric similar to the original garment to achieve the same look and drape. I chose a polyester satin fabric from our online shop, it was however, much more tricky to work with.

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