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StephieAnn creates luxurious silk lingerie inspired by British poetry. Launched in 2014 by founder and designer Stephanie Ann Woolven, each piece is carefully handmade in the Welsh Valleys using couture techniques in the softest silk.
Jessie Fincham is a quilter and hugely passionate about quilt-making in all forms. In particular, she has a real love for the traditional piecing technique of English Paper Piecing.
We meet Janet Bolton and find out more about how she uses fabric, needle and thread to create stunning and unique works of art. Janet is an author and teacher, but first and foremost is an artist. In Janet’s own words, she creates ‘textile pictures using the simplest of hand sewing techniques’.
Kate and Rachel launched their new sewing community website The Fold Line in 2015. An instant hit with sewers and bloggers, it has become the go-to web resource for all sewers; from those who love to make their own clothes to embroiderers, toy makers – in fact anyone who loves fabric and thread!
Harriet Frances Stiles studied Hand Embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework. She graduated last year and is now a freelance embroidery and embellishment designer, making gorgeous hand embroidery jewellery and adornments.
Visiting their showroom you can’t help but fall in love with the depth of colour and quality of their fabrics, as well as the warmth of the Oakshott team.
Doughty Brothers is a family run fabric company based in Hereford. Established 65 years ago by John Doughty’s father, over its time the business has developed and grown from one shop to three with a successful mail order and online business.
The Debbie Bryan Shop is a craft boutique and creative emporium run by an enthusiastic designer and businesswoman. It is set in the heart of the Nottingham’s Lace Market in amongst atmospheric, industrial buildings. During the days of the British Empire, Nottingham was a world leader in lace manufacturing and the Lace Market area was the hub of the trade. Lace making has now dwindled, but the city remains full of impressive, 19th industrial architecture that were once warehouses and salerooms for the thriving lace trade.
Guthrie & Ghani is a beautiful boutique fabric emporium and sewing school run by Lauren Guthrie. Housed in a stunning mock Tudor building, in the creative suburb of Moseley Village, Birmingham, this former Great British Sewing Bee finalist and her team are passionate about sewing and sharing their knowledge with customers.
We meet Emma Longbottom the talented creator of Harper & Finch...
You may have seen the various garments in the high street shops this season sporting the 2016 trim of choice – pom poms!
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