British Fabrics Haul Vlog

For the latest vlog, I’ve filmed a guide to sources of British-made fabrics. It was a perfect excuse to order lots of swatches! You can view the vlog here: [youtube] For more info on British-made fabrics, see my list of British fibres, fabrics & haberdashery supplies.

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Indigo & Logwood Dyed Silk Dress & One Year One Outfit Thoughts

I realised that I hadn’t written a wrap-up post about my experience of participating in #1year1outfit during 2015. It’s partly because using British fibres has seeped into my making (particularly my knitting) to such an extent that it doesn’t feel like there is an end point. However, I thought I should

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British Cluny Lace & Silk Savannah Camisole

My second article for Seamwork magazine was published in their December issue. The article is a profile of Cluny Lace, the only remaining company in the UK making leaver’s lace using traditional leavers and jacquard machinery, which was also designed and built in Nottingham. Cluny Lace is a family-run business, and has been

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Indigo Dyeing

I recently got the chance to spend a Saturday in my garden dyeing with indigo. A mixture of fibres went into my indigo dye vat, including: A lingerie kit purchased from Merckwaerdigh. I purchased it with the intention of dyeing it, so selected a nude and copper kit, which was

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