img_1411

Quilting for Christmas

It might be too early for Christmas, but as I’ll be away over the holidays I feel a sense of urgency to get all my presents ready before I go. I usually try to make the presents myself, so I

img_1411

Quilting for Christmas

It might be too early for Christmas, but as I’ll be away over the holidays I feel a sense of urgency to get all my presents ready before I go. I usually try to make the presents myself, so I

img_1349

The Handbag

When anyone clears out their fabric cupboard, I am more than happy to be on the receiving end. This happened recently, when I received some pieces of leather that had to be used up or thrown out. I’d always thought

img_1349

The Handbag

When anyone clears out their fabric cupboard, I am more than happy to be on the receiving end. This happened recently, when I received some pieces of leather that had to be used up or thrown out. I’d always thought

IMG_0546

Getting Shirty

Strange as it may seem, there was a time when I didn’t have enough shirts. I’d been so busy making everything other than shirts, my wardrobe looked a bit unbalanced. My original shirt pattern was drafted years ago and, as

IMG_0546

Getting Shirty

Strange as it may seem, there was a time when I didn’t have enough shirts. I’d been so busy making everything other than shirts, my wardrobe looked a bit unbalanced. My original shirt pattern was drafted years ago and, as

bag-pattern

Playing with a Tote

What happens when you deconstruct a tote bag? It does sound quite silly, doesn’t it? After all, who would want to deconstruct a tote bag when the outcome is essentially just a rectangle? Well, I did but it was all for

bag-pattern

Playing with a Tote

What happens when you deconstruct a tote bag? It does sound quite silly, doesn’t it? After all, who would want to deconstruct a tote bag when the outcome is essentially just a rectangle? Well, I did but it was all for

img_0919

Sewing Class

I never had any lessons when it comes to sewing. I played around with my mom’s foot operated sewing machine when I was young. I never really made anything but just stitched pieces of fabric together. Unbeknown to me, I had

img_0919

Sewing Class

I never had any lessons when it comes to sewing. I played around with my mom’s foot operated sewing machine when I was young. I never really made anything but just stitched pieces of fabric together. Unbeknown to me, I had

img_0881

A Burst of Colour and Frills

A while back when I was showing some students how to draft a trousers pattern, I asked one of the tutor if she wanted to volunteer to be a test subject. She agreed and the outcome was a very useful lesson

img_0881

A Burst of Colour and Frills

A while back when I was showing some students how to draft a trousers pattern, I asked one of the tutor if she wanted to volunteer to be a test subject. She agreed and the outcome was a very useful lesson

img_0871

Caspian Tigers

It’s been a while since I went to Liberty and, as this was their last week of the sale, I popped over to have a browse through their fabrics. Some I had a relatively free weekend, I spent a while

img_0871

Caspian Tigers

It’s been a while since I went to Liberty and, as this was their last week of the sale, I popped over to have a browse through their fabrics. Some I had a relatively free weekend, I spent a while