Archive for August 2011

Bargain of the day

Wow, this is a wonderful bargain remnant. This is a Designers Guild fabric called Elephant & Castle (from the Primrose Hill collection). This colour-way features greens, blues and taupe on an off white base.  – perfect for a nursery. Suitable for curtains, blinds, cushions, loose covers (hey it’s machine washable too) and light domestic upholstery* This … Continue reading

Bargain of the day

Christian Fischbacher Circus Fabric Remnant

Today’s featured remnant is this real humdinger from one of my all time favourite fabric houses – Christian Fischbacher. This amazing circus design has the most fantastic ballerinas, jesters, clowns and ring-masters printed on a beautiful damask background. The 100% cotton base cloth is a superb quality (you’d expect nothing less from Fischbacher would you?). … Continue reading

What’s in store…

Selection of bright orange fabric remnants that are available in our online store

Tangy oranges are BIG news in home decor and in Autumn/Winter 2011 fashion (and orange is a surprising flattering colour to wear). When using for home furnishings, orange combines beautifully with bright pink for a scheme that really pops. So whether you are planning an interior project or sashaying out in a new outfit, here … Continue reading

Limited stock – 1/2 Price Scottish Woollen Throws

Scottish Wool Throws - Half Price

We have a limited quantity of stock to clear of these amazing chunky knit wool throws. They are made by The Isle Mill in Scotland. Great quality and four lovely colours. They are on sale for half price!! Find out all about them HERE  

The beginner’s guide to sewing threads

Pretty what if I like pretty things

My good friend Karen has recently asked me to explain the difference between the amazing array of sewing threads that are available…so here goes. Threads, like paints in an art store come in a plethora of varieties. They vary in weight, fibre composition, appearance and elasticity. Have a dig through your sewing box and see … Continue reading

The beginner’s guide to buying a sewing machine

  I’ve been in the soft furnishings business for getting on for 15 years, so, I get asked for advice quite often. The question I am most often asked is “What sewing machine would you recommend?”. But, that is not really the question is it ?…it should be “What sewing machine would you recommend for … Continue reading

For your inner beekeeper

Isn’t this Nina Campbell Queen Bee fabric beautiful? Catch it before it buzzes off (sorry – what an awful pun) on sale in our shop. This fabric would make the most amazing roman blind, scatter cushion covers or even a gorgeous summer dress (swoon). We have lots of beautiful floral fabric remnants in the store … Continue reading

Saturday Social – How to make a fabric notice board

Today’s Saturday Social (our favourite tutorial from the wonderful world wide web) is a great project for using up your smaller remnants in a practical easy manner. A super simple (but super cute) notice board tutorial. It comes courtesy of  Tales from Cuckoo Land. Lovely, easy to follow photos (which I always appreciate …I’m very … Continue reading

Saturday Social – Circle Skirts

Hello Remnantistas!!! We are in the process of combining our shop website and our blog. So here is our latest blog entry for you to enjoy… Happy Saturday!!!   Today’s Saturday Social project is a great photo focused tutorial for circle skirts from MADE. I’m planning to make a few of these with some of our fabulous … Continue reading

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