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The Great British Sewing Bee is Back!

fabric discount offer sale

Celebrate with a fabric discount offer ‘When is the Great British Sewing Bee on?’ has been my top Google search since Easter. I’m exited to discover that is back on our tellies on Tuesday! It is my favourite show and I love to watch it live. My husband and I have to choose who we think is…

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Craft Central: Thanks for the memories

Last week I locked the door to my studio at Craft Central for the last time. With a heavy heart it was time to say goodbye to a fun couple of years. Thanks to Craft Central for supporting two fabric swaps and the Sew Sustainable Fair. The team office never moaned when I spread out…

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How to organise a fabric Swap

how to organise a fabric swap

I’ve organised two fabric swaps at Craft Central in London’s Docklands and I am so pleased with how they both went. Thanks to the friendly and collaborative nature of sewists along with a bit of organisation. Yvette from Stash Hub helped me organise the swap in January 2024, we have pulled together some tips to…

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Textiles saved from landfill

London fabric destash swap

London Destash Fabric Swap Is your fabric stash getting out of hand? Maybe there are fabrics you have fallen out of love with. Or someone might have given them to you and they were not your taste. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure and that is certainly true at the London Destash Fabric Swap.…

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London Destash Fabric Swap

London fabric swap at Craft Central Docklands

Thanks for coming! Thank you for coming along to the fabric swap and making it a blast! A swap only works with lots of participants donating their fabric and haberdashery supplies, so it was great to see 200 of you come along on Saturday. Thank you for your generosity and bringing such amazing fabric and…

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How to Destash Your Fabric Collection

London destash fabric swap

December is a great time for going through your fabric stash and deciding what to keep and what to destash. It can be a busy time with social gatherings, shopping for gifts, cooking, preparing for guests…There doesn’t seem to be much time left for sewing. I find it difficult to focus this time of year,…

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London Fabric Destash Swap

London fabric destash swap

20 January 2024, 11am to 3pm Kick start your New Year sewing with a stash refresh! Bring along any fabric, sewing patterns and haberdashery that aren’t inspiring you and exchange for things you love. This destash event is a great opportunity to find the perfect resources for your next project, in a way that saves…

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Autumn Winter 23/24 Colour trends

Sewing our own clothes enables us to pick up ideas from the high street, adapt the designs to create our own look. I particularly get ideas from street style. E.g. taking note of what people are wearing on the tube, bus or out shopping. Where do you get your sewing inspiration from? How do you…

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Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto

Chanel exhibition at the V&A London

Part One: Textiles Exhibition Review from the Chanel fashion exhibition at the V&A London Gabrielle Chanel is one of the most important designers of the past 100 years. She was The 19th Century designer.Oriele Cullen, Curator of the exhibition at the V&A, South Kensington (1) Gabrielle Chanel Fashion Manifesto is a hot ticket. As a…

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Tartan

tartan exhibition V&A Dundee Scotland

V&A Dundee Tartan is the first exhibition curated especially for the Dundee branch of the V&A, which opened in 2018. ‘The exhibition celebrates the global story of Tartan. It champions tradition and playful design. Displaying 400 designs and objects, Tartan is a set of rules to be broken.’ Curator Kirsty Hassard explains at an online…

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