I’ve been a big fan of Rosie since she started her amazing venture, DIY Couture. Now she’s only gone and written a book, which I have no doubt will be absolutely brilliant. Please do buy it from here.
And while you’re here, you should DEFINITELY go along to her launch party, on Tuesday 29 May in Hackney. Everyone is welcome. (Don’t fret – I am allowed to tell you all about it, she said I was).
It’s not the final final final version, but it is pretty final. THE COVER OF MY BOOK IS NOW UP ON AMAZON!!
I hope you like it.
Sew Over It, the sewing cafe/studio/general craft place in Clapham has come runner-up in a competition to find Britain’s best business name (via the Daily Mail). Kudos guys!
(ps. It’s worth noting that these guys have a book coming out with the same publisher at me, just a month before. You should definitely buy it.)
This is from the press release …
“When publishing giant FW Media/David & Charles contacted Made in the Shade gal Carrie Maclennan and asked if she’d like to write a book, she was thrilled and her reply was a short, sharp, excited, ‘Yes’. Little did they realise, that despite having been an active figure in the craft scene in Scotland for over 6 years, Carrie’s creative friends and colleagues know her as quite the crafting calamity. Invited to be the authoress of David & Charles’ ‘The Busy Girl’s Guide to Sewing’, Carrie admitted her crafty shortcomings but came up with an exciting twist in the usual ‘how-to’ sewing book format. She gathered a group of designer maker pals and asked that they – as textile artists, craft queens, dressmakers and veritable sewing susans – teach her some stitching tricks.”
“A year (and numerous sewing lessons) later, Carrie is thrilled to announce that The Busy Girl’s Guide To Sewing is available to buy from all good book stores now! The book contains 13 simple, satisfying and fun sewing projects designed especially for busy girls in mind. Projects are grouped together according to complexity and the length of time they take to complete. Some, like those in the DIY craft kit chapter at the beginning of the book, can be stitched up in a matter of minutes. Some, like the Pleats Aplenty Duvet Skirt, might be completed over a few sittings.”
‘Here at St Pancras we recently expanded our Art and Craft section, as part of preparations to wave a big, sticky-handed ‘hello’ (too much craft glue again) to the University of the Arts campus when it relocates to the regenerated King’s Cross area later this year,’ says Rachael on the Foyles blog. A nice little piece that’s worth a read.
Complete with a knitted aardvark. What more could you want?
Y’know, that Paris sewing studio that everyone was talking about last year (Grazia did, just four months later than everyone else).
They’ve got a book out in September, and I’m VERY EXCITED. It’s being published by Ivy Press, the same guys who did the Knit Your Own Royal Wedding book.
It’s definitely one to look out for.
One of my favourite textile artists, Ruth Singer, has had a little dabble with origami. This piece was created from proof pages of her best-known book, Sew It Up. I like.
More info about the piece here. And more details of her new workshop dates here.
You should all go and buy it.
A copy of the first edition of Mollie Makes, the new craft mag from Future. It’s very exciting, and I’m looking forward to seeing it on the shelves.
And, a copy of new craft book, Everything Alice, which – yes – is all about Alice in Wonderland. It’s published by the wonderful Quadrille, one of my favourite publishers for good quality craft books. We’ve got one of the authors, Hannah Read-Baldrey, in the July issue of Psychologies (which, in case you didn’t know, is my Real Life job).