A new coat maybe

A recent arrival is the beautiful coating fabric. Cara is 65% wool, 20% cashmere and 15% polyester. Currently available in Charcoal and Papaya, both are shown here are with a couple of pattern suggestions.

Cara coating 2 with pattern Cara coating with pattern

Coats and jackets can be made extra special with a beautiful lining. The Papaya colour looks fantastic with this striped lining. The colours of this lining change depending on the light and how you look at it.

Cara coating w lining

To add the finishing touches, some special buttons are needed.

Like this one, which has just arrived.

Cara Papaya w buttons

Or this one, which is another new arrival.

Cara papaya w buttons 3

Or these lovely Corozo buttons, which are made from the seed of the South American Tagua palm. These buttons are said to improve with age.

Cara Papaya w buttons 2

What do you think?

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Versatile childs jacket

Have you seen this cute little jacket in the shop?

Burda jacket

Wendy whipped it up last year from a Burda pattern, using one of our stretch corduroy fabrics and lining it with a Liberty jersey. We do not have either of these fabrics in stock now, but have some other great alternatives.

Like this burnt orange stretch corduroy and vintage Liberty Tana Lawn.

Cord&vintage Liberty

Or you could use this green stretch corduroy and printed jersey.

Cord&jersey

What do you think?

 

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Bernina special

Thinking about buying an overlocker? Now could be a good time, as Bernina currently have a special on the 700D overlocker.

BERNINA_JuneSpecial-700D

Available until June 30.

 

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Winter warmers

I recently finished knitting these fingerless mitts. I used Noro Mossa, which is a textured multi fibre yarn, composed of 52% wool, 16% viscose, 11% mohair, 11% silk and 10% polyamide. This is a quick and easy project, and uses just one 50g ball of yarn.

Looking forward to wearing these on cold mornings.

Knitted mitts

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Vintage Liberty fabrics

Just unpacked, measured and labelled. Seven beautiful vintage printed Liberty Tana Lawn fabrics, plus two plain fabrics. All of these fabrics are only 90 cms wide, and range from 1.8 metres to 3.5 metres.

Here are some of the prints. They can all be found on the Vintage page of the website.

Vintage Liberty 6 Vintage Liberty 3 Vintage Liberty 1 Vintage Liberty 5

 

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Chicago 7

The Chicago 7 is another of the new machines released by Bernina this year. It is a Bernette sewing machine which has an embroidery module. There are 100 embroidery designs included, as well as the capacity to use a USB for your own designs.

I have learnt to drive this machine, although I still have my P-plates on, and of course have been playing. Here are some of the results. Just love the buttons, and think they might pop up in lots of places, in endless colour combinations!

Butterfly Buttons 1 Sun-umbrella

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Vintage fare

Another dip into one of the boxes of vintage fabric has revealed this piece of nylon backed velour. Just for the animal print fans. It is 160 cms wide, and is about 1.8m long.

This fabric has now been sold. 

Vintage velour

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Additions to our stock

We have added some more winter fabrics to our range. Some of the latest finds include:

this lacy wool/nylon knit – the colour is ‘Petrol’ (not sure that this fabric will last long!!)

Wool-nylon knit

a beautiful printed uncut corduroy

Printed corduroy

Printed corduroy

This pale peach houndstooth wool blend

Pale peach houndstooth

Pale peach houndstooth

Plus more stretch pinwale corduroy

Pinwale corduroy

Pinwale corduroy

Just a sample of stock available.

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New jersey fabrics

We have recently taken delivery of some bright new fabrics.

There are these four printed viscose/spandex jerseys – Bubble Love, Rail trail, and Kaleidescope in two colours. These fabrics will look great in tops or tunics over skirts or pants, or maybe a dress over leggings.

4 printed jerseys

We also have two printed ponti jerseys – Zapora in two colours. Romance, on the left, is printed on a base charcoal colour fabric, whilst Patriot, on the right, is on a black base. Both sides of these fabrics can be used.

Printed ponti

Hopefully these will brighten up your wardrobe this winter.

 

 

 

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Bernina Mothers Day sale

Did you know that the annual Bernina Mother’s Day sale is now on?

There are generous savings on most machines, and 20% off presser feet and selected accessories. On now until May 31st.

Mothers day 2014 flyer Mothers day 2014 flyer side2

 

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