Artwork · Sewing projects

A little machine embroidery lesson…

I love drawing but always feel as though I should take up painting or go back to screen printing or something to bring my work to life and give it colour and depth. The only problem is I think I'm a bit too lazy to get the paints out and I don't really have a space dedicated… Continue reading A little machine embroidery lesson…

Creative Courses · Lampshades · Sewing projects

Streetly stitch? Never heard of it!…

Well, I hadn't until ten days ago. It's a stitch used a lot in making hand-stitched lampshades and now I have finished making my first one, I can (almost) streetly stitch like a pro! I attended the second day of the bespoke lampshade course at Homemade London on Sunday and I have only just recovered.… Continue reading Streetly stitch? Never heard of it!…

Creative Courses · Lampshades · Sewing projects

It’s good to learn something new…

I had the best day yesterday on the first part of the bespoke lampshade course at Homemade London. It is being run by Angela Constantinou from Cocoon Home who is lovely; a brilliant teacher who is passionate about sewing and making lampshades. I really had no idea how traditional lampshades were made but after reading… Continue reading It’s good to learn something new…