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Step aside proud Mother coming through……

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IMG_3049We are all proud of the clever things our offspring do………..so when I suggested to Andrew if he would like to learn to screenprint, I would love to show him how, he said ‘yes’. I was so excited to come home to an amazing drawing of a fox. After explaining the idea that each shape had to be fully enclosed so you can cut the design out of paper, a few day later he had scaled the drawing up to A3 and cut the design out of paper ready to print onto the linen fabric. One quiet Saturday afternoon we printed the fabulous Mr Fox in blue onto our fabric. The first few were a little fuzzy on the edges but after a few practice goes, getting the angle and presser right with the squeege he was off and racing. Andrew’s design was a two colour print so after the blue was dry, we set up a sheet of clear plastic to help us line up the black eyes in the right place before printing.

A visit to the fabulous patchwork store in Mornington called Treehouse Textile http://www.treehousetextiles.com.au/. They carry beautiful fabrics and accessaries. The lovely lady who owns the store found the perfect fabric to back Andrew’s cushions. The next step in Andrew’s screenprinting journey was for him to sew the cushions together.I was very impressed with his sewing machine skills and even more impressed with the 12 beautiful buttonholes he created, three on each of his four beautiful cushions. Step aside very proud Mother coming through…..

Written by Penelope Leonard

February 14th, 2016 at 11:45 pm

Tailoring Techniques Saturday 12th, 19th & 26th June 2010 9.30am to 1.30pm

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Tailoring Techniques

You can choose from 3 tailored jacket designs for women, Vogue Pattern code V8333, V8428 and V7975. In this sewing class create a tailored fit using professional construction techniques and finishes. These will include welt pockets, collar, lapel, facing and linings. So visit one of the Tessuti Fabric stores or The Fabric Store in Cooper Street Surry Hills for beautiful delicious wools to make a scrumptious new coats, to keep you snuggly warm this winter. And pop down to The Fabric Store for 50% of Vogue pattern until the 15th May 2010.

 For more information regarding classes you can call Penelope on 0432 688 536 or email bookings@thesewingroom.com.au

 

Written by Penelope Leonard

June 7th, 2010 at 1:10 am

Tessuti’s New Shipment of Italian Wools

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New Italian Wools

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I always feel like a child in a lolly shop when I visit Tessuti Fabric store. Friday was no different, beautiful delicious wools to make scrumptious new coats, trousers, skirts and jackets to keep us snuggly warm this winter. The new shipment of Italian 2010 Autumn/Winter  come in a magnificent selection of wools in plain, textured, tweeds, jerseys and the fantastic boiled wool from European designers like Armani, Chanel and Missoni.

Why not make a new winter skirt in our Sewing Class 4: Sewing the basic skirt or if you are a little more adventurous start tailoring techniques on the 6th April 10am to 1pm. 

Tailoring Techniques

You can choose from 3 tailored jacket designs for women, Vogue Pattern code V8333, V8428 and V7975. Create a tailored fit using professional construction techniques and finishes. These will include welt pockets, collar, lapel, facing and linings.

 V8333

 V8333

 

V7975

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V8428

v8428

Written by Penelope Leonard

February 7th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

Posted in Fabric Stores