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Little Bear Capelet Tutorial

I recently had the chance to work with one of my all-time favourite surface designer, Bonnie Christine. She is one of the main designers working for Art Gallery Fabrics which produces beautiful fabric collections. The quality of their fabric is wonderful and I love working with them.  Bonnie is just about to present her last collection called The Open Road, which is inspired by her love of traveling in her newly refurbished caravan. It's truly a work of art and I would also love to have a little ride in it! Anyway, she was on the lookout for designers to create some products with her fabrics and I was lucky enough to be picked to create a cape inspired by...

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Be a Small-Business Shopper

We’ve definitely seen an expansion of small fashion brands in the last 10 years. A lot more people have rediscovered the art of sewing while others enjoy looking for styles that they don't see on the high street. But buying from small businesses is more than that.   1. A different choice of prints compared to high street shops. What I love in making my products is working with talented pattern designers and working on my own repeat patterns (Confetti Rain and Icarus are two of those). Liberty is a famous company but there are many more just as talented who produce high quality fabrics and work with excellent creatives. They allow us to create clothes and accessories with beautiful fabrics...

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