Holiday Shopping – Barcelona

As tutors, we’re often asked if we can suggest textile orientated ‘finds’ abroad. Perhaps a wonderful fabric shop, an interesting purveyor of knitting yarn or just somewhere that we think students will find inspirational for design work.

Latest Textile Books for the Ultimate Enthusiast

We’ve compiled a list of the latest textile books on offer that aim to inspire, encourage and impart creative wisdom. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a stitching enthusiast or simply want to stock pile reading material for the winter; we’re sure you’ll find the perfect book, right here. …

A Look at the Latest Book Releases

We’ve been taking a look at some of the latest books to have been released over the last few months and we’re pleased to say that you won’t be disappointed. Our book selection covers a range of techniques covering; dying fabric, crocheting doilies, sculpting in fabric and everything in between. …

Latest book releases for Stitch Enthusiasts

It’s that time of year again when take stock of the latest book releases for stitch enthusiasts covering our favourite craft topics. We’ve hand selected a top ten list covering everything from Crochet for beginners, to contour embroidery, general sewing to felting fantasy wonderlands. 1. Tunisian Crochet This is a …

Whaleys Fabrics

When I was at univeristy studying textile design, we always knew where to go for the unusual or specialist fabrics – Whaleys in Bradford.  They are an old, traditional firm who supply all sorts of different fabrics to stage, trade, student and general public.  The difference in price per meter …