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)

Sewing tutorial (05): Tailor’s ham

One thing I learned the existence of through reading Reader’s Digest ‘Complete Guide to Sewing’ is a tailor’s ham. It is a tool to help press curved seams so you can press such a seam without flattening the garment. This book also has a tutorial on how to make a tailor’s ham yourself! You will… Continue reading Sewing tutorial (05): Tailor’s ham