Summer Sewing

I am taking a break this August, but part of that involves some personal sewing. I haven’t had time for it these past few months – newsletter readers will know that I’ve been well into preparing AW patterns for release – but I’ve really missed writing pattern reviews. The last one was the Arenite pants…

Preparing for Harvest

The academic year has ended, and apart from graduation the focus is entirely on September and preparing for new and returning students.  It’s also time for me to regroup and turn my attention to design work due out later this year, months before anyone else is really thinking about wrapping up warm.  That said, London…

Adventures in Yarn Dyeing, Part One

Last week I tried two things for the very first time: drafting a bodice block and dyeing yarn.  It’s safe to say I’ll be doing both again! My not-so-new job has kept me away from posting regularly like I used to, but it’s been a crazy, eventful and educational nine months in post and I…

Hello from the other side…

Hello!  Guess who?? I didn’t mean to be away for this long, but I’m slowly beginning to resurface after being sucked into the new job I was so gleefully happy to get 7 or 8 months ago.  There’s been loads of hard work and several students, staff and machines to look after; rewarding, but I…

My Day at the Makelight Photography Studio

Last Saturday I went to the Makelight Studio to attend a photography workshop hosted by Emily Quinton and Kate from A Playful Day.  I have been wanting to learn how to take better pictures for ages, so when fellow blogger Katie at BeNourishd tagged me on Instagram to say there’d be a workshop aimed at…

Printmaking: A new love of mine

I promised to tell you a bit more about the gorgeous antique pictured at the bottom of my last post.  During the last six weeks of my contract at Morley College I enrolled on a printmaking course: printmaking is something I’ve long been interested in and I thought, “Why not make the most of my…