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Custom order finished…

A bespoke order for Much Ado Books in Sussex, finished and posted off. The apron is a variation on a classic shape, cut a bit wider for extra coverage because they deal with a lot of dusty boxes of old books, they also requested longer ties to tie up at the front. I showed them some diagrams of different colourways and they chose the ochre denim with burgundy colour ties for the men’s size and dark green ties for the smaller women’s size. I used ‘antique bronze’ metal D-rings (for the first time) from U-handbag which worked beautifully for these aprons.

Custom No7…

I had a lovely custom job for Sarah Myatt Glass https://folksy.com/shops/SarahMyattGlass last week.  A No7 ochre/red with big side pocket (front ones fill with glass bits!) and bigger chest pocket, completed with red stitching! It’s so interesting finding out about how other craftspeople use their materials, and to be able to design aprons that really work for them.

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Finished Woodwork apron…

Before Christmas, I made a custom woodwork apron for a client – it was a long design process, several months, and required 3 toiles (calico versions) and lots of advice from woodcrafter friends. I’ve tinkered with the pattern some more, and finally have the first finished woodwork apron for the Folksy shop. The cargo style pockets are quite a challenge, and the magnetic pocket tabs are tricky… they want to stick to everything including the sewing machine plate! Hopefully I’ll get James to model for photos tomorrow….

 

 

Folksy feature ‘No8’ in their first 2016 newsletter…

I had a lovely surprise this evening when I opened the Folksy newletter email –  there was a photo of one of my aprons (modelled by James)!! They are “starting off 2016 with a selection of artisan crafts made by hand by British craftsmen and women, curated by Kirsti B Ceramics.” Actually there are 2 of my work aprons in her selection. Big thanks to Kirsti!
folksy.com/themes/artisan-crafts

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