Travel

Fashion and textile exhibitions

On my holiday to the UK I kept discovering fashion and textile exhibitions and they were so interesting that I thought I might create a post to keep a record. The first one I went to was the Bath Fashion Museum which is housed in the Assembly Rooms, and which has a version of the iconic […]

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felting, Sewing, Travel

Nuno felted tunic

I have always wanted to try nuno felting, which is a method of bonding a loose fibre, usually wool, into sheer fabric such as silk gauze, creating  beautiful soft and lightweight felt. I did a course at Fibreswest with Nancy Ballesteros, where we learned all the techniques of laying out silk hankies, silk gauze and wool […]

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Sewing

Cuba Libre shirt

This is a new shirt from the wonderful Sally at Capital Chic Patterns called the Cuba Libre and I was extremely privileged to be asked to pattern test it. I know that Sally names her patterns after cocktails and I’d never heard of Cuba Libre, so I looked it up. Guess what? it’s rum and coke! Oh […]

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handknitting, Knitting, Travel

Lorelle jumper

I was inspired by Kate from fabrickated to make the Lorelle jumper by Kari-Helene Rane (check out her swoonworthy patterns on Ravelry). Kate’s jumper is much more elegant than mine, and I need to point out that this is the first jumper she’s knitted – ever! My jumper proved really hard to photograph. I made several attempts as […]

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Sewing, Travel

White Russian with pockets

I have made quite a number of Capital Chic Patterns White Russians, (blue one, white one, black one, knitted one, this one, and pink one, and quite possibly others I’ve forgotten about!), but I decided to make yet another, but add pockets. Here I am posing outside the very house I was born in – in […]

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Sewing, Travel

Reversible Sydney jacket

In addition to my red raincoat, I decided that I wanted to take a regular coat on my travels with me, and I wanted to make it from fabric in my stash. I had some ponte in various colours and settled on black or ivory as both colours are really useful in the winter. But which […]

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