Oh so what have I been up to in the last few weeks you ask??
Well its all about making new things to show at Cloth#18 at the Dovecot Gallery this weekend. 23 fabulous textile people & their work will be showing & selling in th balcony area. Such a nice space to be in & I’ll have corsets, cushions, bags, purses & wall panels on show, lots to see.
You could easily spend the day in this old converted swimming pool as there’s also Dazzle (jewelery) & a Liberty’s exhibition on & the cafe for supplies.
Heres the link to the show page https://dovecotstudios.com/programme/cloth-18/
Posted in Bags, Corsets, Cushions, Embroidery, Exhibition, Shows, Stays, Tweed, Wool
Tagged Corset, Cushion, Edinburgh, Embroidery, Exhibition, kingfisher, Sellingshow
Its start of the Leith Festival this Saturday & we are having an open studio at The Drill Hall. https://www.outoftheblue.org.uk/open-studios-june2018/
I do hope you will come by to see me as will have some new pieces to show off.
Posted in Corsets, Cushions, Embroidery, Open studio, Purses, Stays, Studio, Tweed
Tagged Corset, Cushion, Embroider, Embroidery, Machine embroidery, Open Studios, Studio
I’ve got some new class times up in June for dressmaking and beginners sewing. You can see them here on my Class Times page.
Sewing for Beginners is a class for absolute beginners to dressmaking and sewing. You will discover how to use the sewing machine, make seams and understand pattern instructions. If you have a machine of your own please feel free to bring it with you to learn on. I will be running a class on Saturday 16th of June from 10:30-12:30pm
Dressmaking from Scratch is good for you if you are a beginner or just want improve your dressmaking skills. I will take you through general dressmaking & sewing techniques helping you work out any of those tricky bits in your pattern. Zips, collars, setting in sleeves, I will tailor the course to each person’s individual needs & aim to give a good finish to your garment. I will be running a class in two parts, on Saturday 2nd of June from 1-4.30pm and the second class on Saturday the 16th of June from 1-4.30pm.
I will also be doing the above class in a 4 week block of evening classes starting on Monday 18th of June from 7-9pm and each Monday the next 3 weeks at the same time.
Pass on to anyone you think might be interested or get in touch if you would like to come yourself. Prices are here on my Classes page.
I am running a beginners sewing class this Saturday (14th April) from 10.30am-12.30pm and have a few spaces left.
This class is for absolute beginners to dressmaking and sewing. You will discover how to use the sewing machine, make seams and understand pattern instructions.
If you have a machine of your own please feel free to bring it with you to learn on.
The class costs £25 and spaces are limited so if you or anyone you know is interested do get in touch.
I always enjoy teaching corsetry & if you fancy having a go at one yourself I’ve a class coming up. Over 2 sessions, as you will need time for homework, it’s scheduled for Saturday 17th March & Sunday 1st April
Based on a Victorian corset pattern c1890 & using your own measurements we will look at construction, boning techniques & inserting a busk.
From a toile altered to fit, through to your finished corset. A full description is on my Classes page.
If you want more information or have any questions do get in touch. My classes are small so don’t dilly dally if you want a place.
Pass on to anyone you think might be interested.
Happy New Year to all & gosh didn’t the festive season fly by!
New Year & new things afoot but till I can blog about that I have put a few class dates & times on my Class Times page. Beginners sewing & dressmaking classes for those of you wanting to get started. If you’re looking for more of a challenge there’s Stays or Corsets to keep you busy. Of course if you want to do something else do let me know.
Have a look & get in touch if you want to sign up for something.
Happy Sewing for 2018
It’s that time of year when all independent makers go into overdrive making stock like busy little bees to send out to shops & galleries. I posted of a wee parcel of things to the lovely Fringe in Muswell Hill the other day.
Aside from that did you know my lovely apprentice Hannah has been setting up an Etsy shop for me. Most of the things I do are by commission so never actually attached a shop to my website, I felt it was something I’d do eventually, like so many things!!!
At the moment it’s just wee pieces like my purses, birdies brooches & needle cases, all great Christmas pressies. We will be gradually adding new things to the page. Do let me know what you think & pass on to anyone who might be interested.
Posted in Brooches, Embroidery, Etsy, Purses, Tweed, Wool
Tagged Birdies, Brooches, Etsy, Handmade, Machine embroidery, Made in Scotland, Tweed