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Vintage Fabrics: Brushed Cotton

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Soft to touch, these vintage fabrics bring a cosy vibe to winter sewing. Their surfaces are very slightly brushed creating a warm material to take us through to Spring. Each fabric has a burst of colour to brighten up our makes. Being vintage, I can’t guarantee their fibre content. They are estimated to be cotton…

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London Destash Fabric Swap

thank you for coming to my detash fabric swap

Thanks for coming! Thank you for coming along to my first fabric swap. I’ve been wanting to arrange a fabric swap for ages and I’m so pleased how well it went. Thanks to everyone who came along. A swap only works with lots of participants donating their fabric and haberdashery supplies. I hope you went…

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Fabric Detash: London fabric swap event

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The start of the new year has given me the energy to get into detash mode. I’ve been selling clothes and shoes on Vinted without any attachment and using the money to buy new (secondhand) clothes. My business was created from my vintage fabric stash and I’m finding letting go of fabric much more difficult…

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Destash December: Fabric destash

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I am busy prepping my online fabric shop for January with lots of exciting new arrivals of vintage fabrics. My fabric shop studio is small so I’m having a clear out and called it #DestashDecember, a huge vintage and deadstock fabric destash. My destash event is happening over on eBay. Visit my eBay shop and…

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Sewing Gifts: The Subscription Pack

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Sewing gifts are a great idea for the person that sews in your life. Sewing is a very individual hobby and it can be difficult to decide what to buy. In a Haystack have solved this problem by offering a flexible sewing gift. I’m thrilled to be included in this December’s pack, and this is…

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Exclusive Discount for our Open Studio Weekend

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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

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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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