Posts about fabric & textiles

Art & design in Malmö and Copenhagen

28 October 2015

I just got back from another Scandinavian trip, this time browsing the museums and design shops of Malmö and Copenhagen. There was so much inspiration it is difficult to squeeze it into a single post.… Read more

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2015: And finally...

14 October 2015

The Gallery area of Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace showcases the creative and experimental work of many designers and textile artists, but there was one that was clearly fishing for attention and blew… Read more

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2015: Fabric and sewing highlights

12 October 2015

The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace is a quilter’s dream, but I can’t help but feel that contemporary dressmaking is a little under-represented. Never the less I did stumble upon some interesting fabric finds… Read more

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2015: Tapestry and textile art highlights

11 October 2015

The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, being the biggest annual show of its kind in the UK, is traditionally the calendar highlight for knitters, stitchers and quilters. It crept up on me this year having been very… Read more

Swag from The Knitting & Stitching Show

31 March 2014

Despite my penchant for all things stitch-related, I have never before been to a craft-related exposition. The Knitting & Stitching Show runs a large event at Alexandra Palace, London every October and a smaller, sister… Read more

Kaffe Fassett - A Life In Colour exhibition at Fashion and Textile Museum

6 June 2013

Tucked away in a quiet street near London Bridge station is the Fashion and Textile Museum, an amazing resource that until a couple of days ago I did not know existed. Founded by Zandra Rhodes,… Read more

Zoe's wedding dress: Materials and construction

14 September 2010

This is what went into the dress: Main fabric 3.5 m of heavy silk crepe in ‘natural’ It’s fair to say that I had probably chosen the main fabric in my head as soon as… Read more

Sewing with lace

7 September 2010

Seaming lace is just one of the new techniques I’ve had to pick up for Zoe’s wedding dress. The effect of the all-over lace is stunning, but sewing it is not high on my list… Read more

Choosing bridal lace

6 September 2010

Lace is a key aspect of the wedding dress I am making for my friend Zoe as it covers the entire dress, sewn into the bodice but hanging as a separate layer for the full length skirt.… Read more