Tag: textiles

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Sew Over It in north London is where Lisa Comfort and her team teach classes in making all manner of fabric wonders, from cushions to curtains, pyjamas to pussy bows. Here Lisa talks about her joys of passing on her …

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You wouldn’t know it but I know about pets, more so than the average person. I have participated in serious boardroom meetings discussing affordable housing concepts…for hamsters. In the name of research I have dressed small to medium sized dogs …

CATEGORY: Pattern Party
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A friend recently pointed me in the direction of Luli Sanchez, an artist and textile designer based in both Brooklyn, New York and Yucatan, Mexico. I am absolutely smitten with her striking work, in particular her abstract watercolour designs whose …

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Londoner Rebecca Desnos has just launched her first beautiful range of naturally dyed textiles and the results are so stunning I had to share them with you. This debut collection includes bamboo scarves and handloom organic cotton clutches in a soft …

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Remember when I was getting all over-excited about patterns? I collected these…and then I made some myself. Well I am on a roll now… So I was pretty happy when I chanced upon the portfolio of Brooklyn resident and expert printed textile pattern-maker, …

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The visionary fashion designer Milena Silvano was born and bred in Italy but is now living in her leafy, East Sussex idyll which she came to via several years in East London. Milena’s garments are made from ethical fabrics, hand …

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Aunty Cookie is the brand of talented designer, illustrator, blogger and crafter Shannon Lamden. A Melbourne local and new discovery of mine, Shannon creates beautiful screen printed fabrics and makes her own home wares, wall decals and sweet tote bags. (Love …

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As a lifelong devotee of the work of William Morris, I have been meaning to make a pilgrimage to his one time home, The Red House, in the suburbia of South East London for quite some time. When I finally …

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