Archive for September 2018

Halloween haberdashery

halloween haberdashery

Welcome to our Halloween haberdashery! We’ve had great fun putting together a spook-tastic product selection for you in anticipation of fantastic homemade costumes, decorations and table settings. Thanks to Tiree from Random Chair Commercial Photography for the stunning pictures – they really show off our Halloween fabrics, ribbons, and all the trimmings on offer in…

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Stylecraft yarn

stylecraft yarn stockist

As a stylecraft yarn stockist, it’s good to have first hand experience of using their products. We drafted in knitting Nanny and she whizzed up this gorgeous baby cardigan in Heather yarn from their Bambino range – not only did it knit up really well, the finished garment can be machine washed and tumble dried. Read…

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September’s fabric of the month

ex laura ashley fabric

My fabric of the month for September is this stunning ex Laura Ashley fabric in cotton lawn with a truly lovely drape, which makes it particularly suitable for shirts and blouses. It’s a really good alternative to rayon or sateen fabrics for lightweight garments as it has a bit more structure and ‘oomph’. And, of…

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Top tips for machine sewing with children

haberdashery in Kendal

We have a fantastically active group of young customers visiting our haberdashery in Kendal. They have reminded me that there are so many good reasons to get children started on a sewing machine at a young age: to improve motor skills, to avoid boredom during the weekends, wet days and holidays, to encourage thriftiness and…

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