Posts Tagged: sewing

Opulent Comfort

I recently acquired a beautiful antique regency Sussex chair. Although it was a bargain, the rush seat had completely disintegrated. As I had time on my hand, I decided to learn rush weaving and renovate the chair myself. After several

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Opulent Comfort

I recently acquired a beautiful antique regency Sussex chair. Although it was a bargain, the rush seat had completely disintegrated. As I had time on my hand, I decided to learn rush weaving and renovate the chair myself. After several

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Deconstructed Construction

Our students were recently given a project relating to the word ‘Disobey’. It was quite interesting to hear their discussions about this subject and the research that they have collected. It also made me think about this subject and how

Deconstructed Construction

Our students were recently given a project relating to the word ‘Disobey’. It was quite interesting to hear their discussions about this subject and the research that they have collected. It also made me think about this subject and how

Pattern Matching

Summer is just round the corner but it’s anyone’s guess if we will actually be enjoying any form of normality this year but this doesn’t mean I can’t prepare. Lockdown has been brutal to me. Working from home coupled with

Pattern Matching

Summer is just round the corner but it’s anyone’s guess if we will actually be enjoying any form of normality this year but this doesn’t mean I can’t prepare. Lockdown has been brutal to me. Working from home coupled with

Pleats? Yes Please!

I had always wanted to own a pair of the ‘Pleats Please’ trousers by Issey Miyaki but the price was a huge deterrent. However, recently I saw a pair that had the perfect cut and beautiful pleating which made me

Pleats? Yes Please!

I had always wanted to own a pair of the ‘Pleats Please’ trousers by Issey Miyaki but the price was a huge deterrent. However, recently I saw a pair that had the perfect cut and beautiful pleating which made me

Interpreting Matisse’s Cut Outs in Garments

It’s been a while since I got technical in my work. A lot of my work has been very experimental and ‘loose’ but when it comes to design, it is very important that the research and development are reflected in

Interpreting Matisse’s Cut Outs in Garments

It’s been a while since I got technical in my work. A lot of my work has been very experimental and ‘loose’ but when it comes to design, it is very important that the research and development are reflected in

A Mighty ‘Toy’

An antique and brocante market came to town the other day and just like the circus, we all flocked to it but with a healthy squirt of hand sanitiser and a well fitting mask. Social distancing was a bit of

A Mighty ‘Toy’

An antique and brocante market came to town the other day and just like the circus, we all flocked to it but with a healthy squirt of hand sanitiser and a well fitting mask. Social distancing was a bit of

Aloha Tiger

Inspiration during lockdown has been great but the lack for materials has been a major setback. There were a lot of things I wanted to try but it was difficult to source the correct art materials and there was only

Aloha Tiger

Inspiration during lockdown has been great but the lack for materials has been a major setback. There were a lot of things I wanted to try but it was difficult to source the correct art materials and there was only

The New Normal

It feels strange but this seems to be the new normal for now. I am still working from home but sooner or later, I will need to make that hour and a half trip to work by public transport again.

The New Normal

It feels strange but this seems to be the new normal for now. I am still working from home but sooner or later, I will need to make that hour and a half trip to work by public transport again.

To Be Or Not To Be?

As much as I love fashion books (especially pattern cutting books) I often find myself buying them but rarely using them, even when I have a pattern cutting conundrum. I understand some books are so pretty you never envisage touching

To Be Or Not To Be?

As much as I love fashion books (especially pattern cutting books) I often find myself buying them but rarely using them, even when I have a pattern cutting conundrum. I understand some books are so pretty you never envisage touching

Go Green For Spring!

I was recently doing a clear up of my fabrics to see if there was any I could donate when I stumbled on my stash of Liberty fabrics. Some of these were remnants from my previous projects that I had

Go Green For Spring!

I was recently doing a clear up of my fabrics to see if there was any I could donate when I stumbled on my stash of Liberty fabrics. Some of these were remnants from my previous projects that I had