I designed an organiser a while back based on my Filofax Metropol. My plan is to make this out of heavy-duty tarpaulin: I made some changes like removing the big pocket over the whole cover (as seen above) and adding in a ‘flap’ that will cover the long side of the open end of the… Continue reading Planning: Filofax (04)
I bought a couple of spare organisers for the ring system as I intend to make my own ‘Filofax’ some day soon. I have an A5 Filofax that’s got a damaged cover which I want to harvest the rings from (not pictured in this post) as well as two organisers in Personal size which I… Continue reading Planning: Filofax (03)
So, it’s been a couple of months since I started using a Filofax organiser as my diary/planner (I am using the ‘Personal’ size). So far, I am really impressed! Here are the things I consider to be an advantage (which almost all stem from this being a loose-leaf system): So, what are the downsides for… Continue reading Planning: Filofax (02)
As part of my sewing course, I decided to make a blouse/top I designed earlier this year. The idea is that this will be a loose-fitting blouse with decorative seams to make it look like the garment has pockets and a placket (the strip that usually holds the buttons/button holes, this is not shown in… Continue reading Sewing course 2023 (03)
During my sewing course I got to try a free-motion foot. I was really impressed by it as it allows you to easily sew in any direction! I decided to buy my own and got mine from singermachines.co.uk. To try it out, I decided to make a piece of applique that I would then use… Continue reading Small projects (02)
This is a smaller project I recently made for someone’s birthday (she just wanted a handmade card, so I put my applique skills to good use): I will keep adding photos of smaller projects to this blog post so I don’t clutter my blog too much.
In the second class we started drafting a pattern for a fitted bodice according to our own measurements. I started with the sleeve as well as I had some time left during class. Unfortunately, class was cancelled last week due to staff illness and this week it’s half term so no class either (but I… Continue reading Sewing course 2023 (02)
I joined the British Textile Biennial ‘Slow stitch and indigo shibori workshop with Justine Aldersey-Williams‘ held at the Pendle Heritage Centre. Justine introduced us to indigo as a dye, which fibres you can dye with natural dyes (showing a video of her impressive swatch book!), and she talked about the impact of chemical dyes and… Continue reading Exhibition: British Textile Biennial (4)
I was initially writing a little bit about some of the exhibitions of the British Textile Biennial that I saw, but I then went on a waffle about trends. Instead of polluting that post with this rant, I decided to dedicate a separate post to my initial thoughts on trends (I guess I am suggesting… Continue reading Why trends?!
Today I visited two museums to view exhibitions part of the British Textile Biennial 2023. The Soft Acid exhibition is on display at the Helmshore Mills Textile Museum. This exhibition is created by Tenant of Culture (artist Hendrickje Schimmel) and consists of sculptures made from discarded garments and accessories: The exhibition How to be a… Continue reading Exhibition: British Textile Biennial (3)