Make of the week – Marbled zip purse

This was such a great experience for me. A great friend offered to teach me some marbling techniques. Robyn (she was featured in the Weaving Stories through Craft blog), has been marbling for many years, mainly on paper, but some fabrics. Obviously I was interested in marbling on to fabrics. I really love the idea of being able to create your own designs and patterns, with different colours combinations and techniques…the options and outcomes are limitless. We started by using three colours and it was really fascinating to see how the paints acted once they hit the solution and then how they reacted with each other. Once I felt more confident with the process, I added a fourth colour and Robyn showed Read More

Make of the week – Liberty Art tee for Jas

It is so nice to be behind the machine again. We’ve been in Sumatra for the last 10 days having a fabulous adventure, but I missed my sewing. So I decided to get a quick fix… This t-shirt is a simple design and one I’ve used many times for Jas, my 11 year old daughter. The pattern itself has a pretty special connection as it is a sewing pattern my mum bought when I was about 10 and she used it to make t-shirts for me. I love that I am now using exactly the same pattern to make my own daughter clothes. It is a quick and easy design, but I like the subtle customisations I can do to make Read More

Make of the Week – Pedestrian top

This was an unexpected winner! Last December my husband, Andrew and I were enjoying a day in the city – it was my birthday and he was spoiling me. He dutifully followed me to all my favourite haunts, including tessuti. My of my favourite fabric stores in the city to get inspiration from. I have a routine in fabric shops where I do the rounds and then revisit my standout fabrics. I must admit, I completely missed this fabric first time round. Andrew found it though. He called me over and asked, “What do you think about this one?” I had to stop myself from my usual default response, “It’s too dark”, (I am not a monochrome type person) and “Nah, it’s Read More