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90/100: 100 Days of Making

Cushion Quartet!

This morning Rachel visited for a private lesson to make four matching cushions to coordinate with her new sofas. Rachel purchased the fabric in England last year when she was there visiting her mother. As she only had just over a metre, we backed the cushions with a matching neutral colour. We used […]

89/100: 100 Days of Making

Chunky Pouch!

I’ve been prototyping a pouch design today, ready for a new workshop. This chunky little guy is perfect for storing all your bits and bobs and helping maintain a sense of order and style! I love this pouch because the zipper design allows you to open the sides right up and easily access […]

71/100: 100 Days of Making

Shibori Vat Friday!

While the indigo vat from the workshop a few weeks ago was still active I decided to dye some pieces of linen to make a long sleeved top now that the weather is (almost) cooling down. The long thin strip is for a band to go around the bottom and the other […]

66/100: 100 Days of Making

Prototyping a new workshop – soft ottoman!

When we first started Ministry of Handmade we had a really popular workshop called the Bean Seat. This new workshop will be an updated version of that… a circular easy-going casual seat that is filled with bean bag beans.

The top for my prototype is the @warwickfabrics turmeric coloured […]

63/100: 100 Days of Making

Recycled Denim Apron!

I’ve just spent a wonderful afternoon with Jane Milburn @textilebeat prototyping a denim apron for a workshop at Makers Escape Montville, our creative workshop retreat being held in May. Jane will be running this great workshop, leading people step-by-step through several options for turning old jeans into a new usable product. A […]

60/100: 100 Days of Making

It’s all in the details!

My lovely hairdresser Bec @dextresshairsalon has been having private sewing lessons for about 12 months. Today we put the finishing touches on a grey linen top she has been making. This is the back view showing the bias cut roll collar, back slit opening and shell button closure. A custom […]

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