This is a “Not for Beginners” post. Today we’re working our way through a series of books aimed at demonstrating production sewing techniques. What we’re looking for here are the kind of shortcuts that are used in garment mass production … Continue reading
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Last month I wrote a bit about my obsession with curving vines and acanthus leaves. Someone at the British Museum must have heard my cry, and just posted this about how to decode (and thereby reuse!) the complicated knots and … Continue reading
A colleague posted this on our FB page, so I thought I’d pass it on. http://technicaltextilesolutions.com/blog/source-apparel-fabrics-price-sensitive-categories/ Go thou and source good stuff!
I am one of those people who hates the drear of winter time. It’s a time of year when everything seems muted, gray, dingy, and brown. I feel muffled and dulled by so many coats and scarves and … Continue reading
Ok, so this site combines several of my favorite things: Museum archives, old patterns, and the “new” knitting craze. I can’t resist sharing it: http://www.vam.ac.uk/b/blog/tales-archives/national-knitting-week-knit-victory And interesting that what on our side of the pond is called a “ski mask” … Continue reading