Written by Ali Burdon of Very Berry Handmade
FEATURED SUPPLIER! – Spinster’s Emporium
|Donna of Spinster’s Emporium sells a fun & funky range of vintage fabrics in her Folksy shop. There are single pieces of cloth, as well as thoughtfully selected packs of co-ordinating fabrics. This means that all the hard work of selecting vintage material to sew with has been done for you. She’s also got some fabulous trims & sets of buttons (and gorgeous vintage wallpaper too), so it’s well worth a browse round, if you’re interested in something a bit different & eco-friendly too.
Donna is a graduate in Fashion Knitwear Design & Knitted Textiles from Nottingham Trent University and teaches on a Fashion and Textiles A-Level course. She works from her studio in Nottingham, where she also has a shop & runs regular textile workshops.
“The products I sell are all specialist and vintage, you will find no run of the mill here. I began Spinster’s Emporium because I always found it really difficult to source pretty, yummy, printed and vintage fabrics, haberdashery and (being a knitter) lovely yarns. Through the online store, blog, events and exhibitions, it is my intention to be more than a shop, I hope to encourage other people to become creative too.”
FOLKSY FINDS! Last Minute Valentine’s Day Crafting
Click the images for more details of how to get your hands on these gorgeous supplies!
Sewing Tips! – UK Favourite Bag & Pouch Tutorials from UK bloggers
Everyone loves a new bag, right? A brilliant way of having a fabulous bag for every occasion and outfit is to make them for yourself. Online tutorials are such a great way to learn new sewing skills, and there are some brilliant UK-based bloggers out there who are generously sharing their knowledge and design skills in these fabulous bag tutorials. Enjoy!
Sew Christine – Ultimate Wallet (pdf file at boxnet)
This article was kindly written for the Folksy blog by Ali Burdon of Very Berry Handmade
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