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FEATURED SUPPLIER! – Black Cactus in London

Anna at Black Cactus in London has some excellent hand printed fabrics to choose from in her Folksy shop.  She also offers sampler packs  of coordinating fabrics which we think are a fantastic idea.  The packs come packaged with a set of covered buttons making them an excellent gift for someone just getting started with sewing up their own creations or simply as a little inspiration for a project of your own.  Anna calls them a fabric lucky dip!

“In my South London studio I hand print my own designs onto fabrics, offering an alternative to the often more uniform retail options for fabric supplies.  Hand printed fabrics differ from one piece to another and the many small variations bring a further dimension to your work.

As a printmaker I’ve become more attracted to fabric and the opportunity to incorporate my designs into my everyday life rather than just frame them on the wall.”

Fabric sampler pack
peeved rabbit design on calico hand printed

FOLKSY FINDS! Kokka Fabric Supplies

Click the images for more details of how to get your hands on these gorgeous Kokka fabrics!

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Sewing Tips! – UK Sewing Blogs

I’ve put together a list here of 10 of my most favourite sewing blogs from the UK (in no particular order) These are just a few of the blogs I’ve discovered since becoming a confirmed fabric and craft addict.

U Handblog

Very Berry Handmade

The Sewing Directory

Mr X Stitch

Blueberry Park

Kitschy Coo

Bugs and Fishes

Print Pattern

Lovely Textiles

Lucy Kate Crafts

Directory of uk sewing blogs

This last one is not strictly one of my favourite sewing blogs….    it’s my blog! It is the rather damning evidence of my serious craft blog addiction.  I set up Craft Blog UK this time last year to promote UK crafting blogs, it’s a labour of love and since I’ve been working for Folksy it has taken a back seat but I thought a cheeky link was in order.  (read our recent google analytics basics post here on the Folksy blog if you are unsure of how useful backlinks can be )

We’re currently looking for a fabric supplies columnist and a yarn supplies columnist to post a little update once a month (just like this one) here on the Folksy blog.  Your Folksy shop will be credited if you are interested!  Just email me at hilary@folksy.co.uk for more details.

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Diddybears January 13, 2011 - 9:58 am

Oh lordy… all those gorgeous fabrics… step away from the Credit Card, step away….

Lorraine January 13, 2011 - 10:01 am

Weeee! Somebody staple my hands together now!

Victoria January 13, 2011 - 10:30 am

beautiful prints! really like the vibrant colours : )

layla January 13, 2011 - 10:45 am

Are you trying to bankrupt me??!! Don’t show me kokka fabrics! I am trying so hard to control my urge to accumulate……………..

Betty January 13, 2011 - 11:43 am

Thank you for this blog post! I’m just getting into sewing and love all the handmade fabrics. It makes anything handmade that little bit more unique.

The list of blogs is great as I need all the tips and advice I can get!

{Dab and a dash} January 13, 2011 - 12:13 pm

thank you for this blog post…
and on payday!!!

errozero January 13, 2011 - 12:55 pm

oh cool to see black cactus in london getting a mention, lovely girl, i did her banner :D

Erika Sews January 13, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Great list of crafty blogs, thanks for posting! And those fabrics are to die for – simply marvelous!

Applique needle book « Very Berry Handmade January 13, 2011 - 8:36 pm

[…] lovely thing that happened today was that Very Berry Handmade got a mention over on the Folksy Blog in a top ten list of UK sewing blogs. I’m very flattered to be in such company as U […]

Jennifer StitchMeLane January 16, 2011 - 10:37 pm

I’m enjoying this blog… can’t wait to check out the ones on your list:D Jennifer

Karen February 18, 2011 - 3:24 pm

Thank you so much for including me on this awesome list of talented bloggers. I am beyond flattered x

Hilary February 20, 2011 - 8:10 am

Blueberry Park is a great read for fabric lovers Karen, really lovely photos of your work and fabric stash :)

Tailoring September 16, 2011 - 10:03 am

Nice Sensible for sewing and clothing, thanks for the post…

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