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When I was first introduced online to Rachel Mansi of Rainbow Vintage Home I knew this was to be the start of a beautiful friendship. With the by-line: Beautiful vintage fabrics for your home, I knew this was a match made in fabric heaven. Rachel contacted me through my companion... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Confessions of a Fabric Magpie
Did you watch last night's Great British Sewing Bee? It looks as though we are in for another brilliant series of this garment making competition. It is very early days and we are yet to get to know each of the contestants and their possibilities and their styles but my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Confessions of a Fabric Magpie
If you are reading this blog I would imagine that you are very likely to have watched Great British Sewing Bee. Am I right? We all have our favourites, lets be honest. Its difficult not to as we identify with style and fabric choices they each make. My favourite from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Confessions of a Fabric Magpie
Introducing Lois Callis-Smith, designer & maker behind Punto Belle Other than buying fabric, one of the best things about this year’s Handmade Fair at Hampton Court was meeting new designers and retailers. At the event, it was an absolute pleasure to meet the exciting new designer and maker, Lois Callis-Smith... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Confessions of a Fabric Magpie
As a self confessed Fabric Magpie I look at hundreds of fabrics a week and the majority of them are beautiful quilt weight cotton prints or floaty cotton lawns. They are all gorgeous and the majority of my fabric stash is made up of cotton fabric. But what if you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Confessions of a Fabric Magpie
We all love fabric. That's why you are here, reading this fabric loving blog. And what Fabric Magpie hasn't at some point or another wished they could have their very own haberdashery shop. I know I have. Mary Escott is one Fabric Magpie who has done just that. In October... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Confessions of a Fabric Magpie
I have yet to visit Rachel Hart's much talked and written about Ray-Stitch in Islington but it's extremely high on my List of Shops to Visit but in the meantime, Farnham Maltings' Thread ... Festival of Textiles provided an excellent preview of their beautiful and original products. In its second... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Confessions of a Fabric Magpie
On the first day of its first year, it was interesting, inspiring and exhausting to visit Kirstie Allsopp's Handmade Fair at Hampton Court. I knew without even looking to see which Fabric shops would be there that it was going to be a huge challenge in self restraint for this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Confessions of a Fabric Magpie
I am a Fabric Magpie. I absolutely adore fabrics; the patterns, the colours, the style, the texture. I also love patchwork. To find that lead fabric for a patchwork project that you just cannot live without and then finding the rest of the fabrics to match that design and the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Confessions of a Fabric Magpie
In the old market town of Dorking, nestled in the Surrey Downs, is the jewel in the crown of the High Street, The Quilt Room. After an unforgiving month of wind and rain, August gave us a nice clear day for their Open Day to celebrate 33 years of The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at Confessions of a Fabric Magpie
Do you ever love a fabric so much you just can't stop thinking about it, keep going back to it over and over again and can't stop creating with it in your mind? I've been admiring Heather Bailey's Lottie Da Collection for Freespirit from afar for a while now. It's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at Confessions of a Fabric Magpie
Welcome to Confessions of a Fabric Magpie, the blog that worships all things fabric from the Fat Quarter and beyond and all that is created with it. Join me in my first footsteps into the world of blogging. I can tell my Tone Finnanger from my Tanya Whelan; Michael Miller... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Confessions of a Fabric Magpie
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