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Quilted Oven Mitt

This excellent oven mitt tutorial comes from the lovely Suzy Quilts website. She provides a template for the mitt and the tutorial is loaded with pictures and clear, concise instructions. They make excellent gifts – who doesn’t need a fresh new oven mitt? I hope you enjoy making these as much as we do! Pro-tip: If you have small amounts […]

Knit Little Bunny Pattern

This free bunny pattern can be found on Lion Brand’s website. We used Wool & the Gang’s Shiny Happy Cotton for the body and Take Care Mohair for the scarf. The eggs are a great way to use scrap fabric. Happy Spring! Easter Egg Template

Knitted Pumpkin

Hello Fall Knitting! This confident beginner free knitting pattern was written by Sara Heckman from the lovely Apricot Yarn Shop in sunny San Diego. Equally well-suited for Halloween, autumnal and Thanksgiving decor, the Knitted Pumpkin Pattern includes variations for three yarn weights. We used Podgy by Mrs. Moon. Happy knitting!

Pick Up the Knitting Needles for a Mood Booster

Already an excellent winter activity in an ordinary year, knitting is even better suited to 2020, when we’re being encouraged to stay home and restrict our social circles.

The Future is Trashion

The Future Is Trashion We make too much and buy too much. But maybe there is a way not to waste too much. The ragpicker of Brooklyn has an idea. The New York Times    

In Search of Forgotten Colours | Sachio Yoshioka

  Sachio Yoshioka is the fifth-generation head of the Somenotsukasa Yoshioka dye workshop in Fushimi, southern Kyoto. When he succeeded to the family business in 1988, he abandoned the use of synthetic colours in favour of dyeing solely with plants and other natural materials. 30 years on, the workshop produces an extensive range of extremely beautiful colours.

A New Way of Living and Dressing

What we wear has always revealed our values and aspirations, particularly in times of turbulence and upheaval. And now, writes Bel Jacobs, it’s a time for change. Click HERE for BBC story    

Knit Night | a Free Gathering

Come and join us for our weekly Knit Nights! Bring the knitting project you’re working on, or find a new one at the shop. Our friendly group of knitters gathers to get inspired and learn new skills.  Here’s a selection of simple projects that we love to make. These gatherings are currently being held outside on our porch complete with […]

Free | Simple Shift Dress Pattern

Free Sewing Pattern This simple shift dress pattern was created in 2017 to raise money and awareness for Dressember.  Women wear dresses for the month of December and people sponsor them.  The money raised goes to fight human trafficking.  Since the garment industry is such a huge contributor to the exploitation of women and children, this fits really well.  A person […]

Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk

This exhibition at the V & A will present the kimono as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion, revealing the sartorial, aesthetic and social significance of the garment from the 1660s to the present day, both in Japan and the rest of the world. Opening on Thursday, 27 August 2020 Here at Fabricate we have a wonderful and […]