Inspired – The art of making historical fashion

I recently visited the Bankfield museum in Halifax. They have several permanent exhibitions as well as some temporary exhibitions. They now have ‘Inspired – The art of making historical fashion’ on until the 21st of December 2024: This exhibition covers people who make historical costumes or costumes inspired by historical costumes, including a maker of… Continue reading Inspired – The art of making historical fashion

Sewing course 2024 (3)

During this week’s sewing class we were shown some techniques and materials for creating applique, reverse applique, and free-motion embroidery. I made this really fun applique artwork (see below for how I made this). It’s for sale in my eBay shop: One material that was shown is dissolvable fabric. It looks like thick cling film,… Continue reading Sewing course 2024 (3)

Exhibition: British Textile Biennial (4)

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)