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Exclusive Discount for our Open Studio Weekend

newsletter discount code for olive road vintage fabrics

Subscribe to my newsletter for discounts and previews To celebrate the Craft Central Open Studios event, I’m offering 20% off my shop this weekend. This is for visitors of my open studio event but also my online shop if you don’t live close to London. That is 20% off all vintage fabrics, haberdashery, buttons and kits.…

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How to Mix and Match Vintage Fabrics

how to mix and match vintage fabrics

The vintage fabrics that I sell on my online fabric shop are nearly always one off pieces, giving the sewist confidence to create an individual vintage style. Using vintage fabrics is also a fun way to recycle. Using fabrics that have been in someone’s personal fabric stash for many decades. Bringing them out of the…

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My London fabric store and events

Vintage fabric shop near me studio London Docklands E14 Olive Road London

Visit my fabric store – studio in London’s Docklands Unit 203, Craft Central, 397-411 Westferry Road, London, E14 3AEMy vintage fabric shop is online and you can find me at sewing and fabric events throughout the year. I have a small studio fabric store at Craft Central in London’s Docklands that you can also visit. Part…

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History of Fashion in 100 Objects

Fashion Museum Bath history of fashion in 100 objects

A review of the Fashion Museum, Bath from 2017. Ahead of the closure on 30 October 2022 ready for the museum to move to new premises. The history of fashion always brings out the geek in me and the current exhibition at the Fashion Museum in Bath certainly had that effect. The current exhibition is…

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Korean Wave V&A Fashion Exhibition

Colour and print inspiration from Hallyu! The Korean Wave Exhibition at the V&A

Colour and print inspiration from Hallyu! The Korean Wave Exhibition at the V&A The rain was pouring down from a dark grey sky in London today, the only highlights being flashes of lightening breaking through the thunderous clouds. In a complete contrast, I spent the afternoon immersed in colour and print at the new cultural…

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Strictly Sewing Inspiration

It is never too soon to be planning a Christmas party outfit. Here are my top 5 Strictly styles along with fabric and sewing pattern suggestions. Saturday nights are worth staying in to watch the glamour burst onto our Tellies. I’m talking about Strictly Come Dancing of course! I might be comfy on the sofa…

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How to shop for fabric in charity shops

how to shop for fabric in charity shops

Before September passes us by I wanted to mention the Oxfam charity shops campaign ‘Second Hand September’. The charity launched the campaign back in 2019 to encourage people to buy only second hand for 30 days. Their website states ‘not only are you reducing the harmful effects of fast fashion and refreshing your wardrobe without…

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Sewing Inspiration: How to use up scrap fabric

vintage fabric narrow fabric scrap busting knitting and stitching show-1

‘Left over scrap fabric is a conundrum for every stitcher’ says the organisers of the Knitting and Stitching Show. I’ve taken on the challenging of sharing my tips on how to use up scrap fabric left over from dressmaking at the show. Find me at the Knitting and Stitching Show on Thursday 6th October at…

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Zero Waste Sewing: scrap busting ideas

zero waste sewing scrap fabrics with Barley Massey

‘We have got enough fabric in the world, so much in our sewing spaces. You are forced to slow down and embrace the creativity. A whole new skill set.’ Zoe Edwards said in her popular podcast, Check your Thread. In conversation with Barley Massey from Fabrications, they talk about creating larger pieces of fabric from…

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