Fabric Know How – Shirting’s Part 17

Shirts are key fashion garments this season and for the winter season too. Interest in shirt making has increased accordingly with home makers keen to increase their skills,  In January we ran a shirt making course  and as always we included fabric knowledge module.  In today’s Fabric Friday we would like to share our Shirting … Keep reading

Fabric Know How – Twill Weave

A twill weave fabric has a diagonal weave. The diagonal wales are formed by the weaving pattern, which varies somewhat but always involves weft yarns crossing two or more warp yarns. 2:1 twill weave In successive rows the weft float will move in position by one warp yarn to the right or the left.   … Keep reading

Fabric Know How -Plain Weaves

There are many weaves, but the two most common are plain weave and twill weave. In this post we will look at 3 commonly used plain weaves. Plain Weaves A plain weave is the most common and tightest of basic weave structures in which the filling threads pass over and under successive warp threads and … Keep reading

Summer Time Workshops

Summer is here and its time for our holiday workshop programme. Why not treat yourself to one of our short workshops and learn new sewing skills this Summer We have mini workshops with prices ranging from £10 to £30 where you can learn about zippers, appliqué, anymore , as well as longer 1 day workshops. Below is a … Keep reading

Gorgeous Photos

Just recieved these gorgeous photos from Andy Laycock the photographer who spent last Saturday at the studio taking shots for the website and promotional materials. We think they look fab but we are biased when it comes to all things sewing.       <a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/14942431/?claim=5jheu4jpy4u”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>

Nearly There

Its been a busy few weeks setting up the studio and empting our sewing rooms into it but we have been planning classes and are nearly ready to go. Here are a few pics taken last week. Rory’s room must be a Tardis as every day more seems to appear out of it.