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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

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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Quilting inspiration: Vintage floral fabric

Vintage fabric in a range of pretty floral prints is always a classic. Especially when they are printed on beautiful crisp cottons. From beginner sewists, to experienced dressmakers, quilters and interior designers, floral printed cottons are a go-to fabric. For me, it is the versatility of the fabric. Cotton is cool for the summer, easy…

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Celeste and her Vintage fabric collection

I have a delightful collection of vintage fabrics to share with you. Mario and his wife Cat got in touch with me to say they had a box of vintage fabrics arrive from Italy and they didn’t want to throw them away. Bella (my little red car) and I turned up to collect the box…

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Sew Sustainable Fair

Summary of our first eco sewing event Saturday 22 April Thanks to everyone who came along to our fair on Saturday. I was nervous before it opened, ‘we will have too many people, not enough people?’ but all worked out in the end. It was lovely to see visitors I recognised from other sewing events…

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Bernat Klein: Design in Colour

At the National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh Design means to enjoy the exploration of new possibilities. It means to take pleasure in finding new solutions to old problems; or to have fun juggling with a number of old solutions until they suddenly click and coalesce into one, beautiful, new solutionBernat Klein, 1976 I’ve been lucky…

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The Power of Pattern: Kaffe Fassett

At the Fashion And Textiles Museum, London Bursts of bright floral fabric in the form of these beautiful quilts was exactly what I needed on a cold grey afternoon in London. The eyes can’t take in all the detail in these incredible works of art. Just like a classical painting, the quilts give a different…

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