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Altuzarra SS14

The Summer Idea! Fringing!

OK so I know we’re not even into Winter here in the northern hemisphere, but if you didn’t know, the catwalks for SS14 are happening at the moment and Fashion Week is one of my busiest times of the year. So I’ve been trawling through designs and pictures and shows over the past couple of […]

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Would you like a seamless way to join you knitting seams? Here's our free guide to Kitchener

HELP: Join seams with Kitchener Stitch

Oh seaming ( or Linking )! I’m not a fan of joining any seam by hand, but if you can get an invisible seam, at least that makes the join look nice. Kitchener is actually really easy, but it tends to confuse people because of that funny line of the yarn, picking up half stitches […]

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I love the slash and knit technique. Make your jersey garments look like have a knitting stitch. Get our free how to guide

RECYCLE: Slash and Knit

A number of years ago, there was a grungy fashion trend and I used a really cool feature, slash and knit, to sell designs to some of the biggest retailers in the UK! I loved the slash and knit effect and since I posted an article about this [as well as a dress I made with […]

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RECYCLE: Applique Cardi

I love a little bit of the 80’s, but then I also love a bit of leather, biker looks and a little bit of rock. Well I found this amazing cardigan, complete from the 80’s with dropped shoulders, oversized and huge batwong sleeves. Darn it, it’s amazing! …….But a tad old and wearing a bit […]

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RECYCLE: Patchwork Poncho

A few seasons ago, Chanel did a huge push in a collection, for hand crafted looking garments. There were loads of patchwork, loads of hand stitches, loads of ‘handmade’. To honour this and the aim to get crafters doing more to recycle, I’ve put together this really easy loose cape or poncho that is so easy […]

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RECYCLE: Slash and Knit Vest

Have you seen our Slash and Knit How To guide? well if you haven’t I really suggest you having a look at our free guide in the How To section of resources. This idea was a big feature in fashion design around 8 years ago and since we posted our guide, it’s exploded on blogs […]

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RECYCLE: Knitting With Ribbons

With all of the designers adding ribbons into their designs as little contrast colours or features, wouldn’t it be great to get a guide on how to do it! Well it’s a great design element to update your knits whether you have knitted it yourself or you just want to update a shop bought knit […]

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