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Working with Fabric

Explore old school couture techniques for covering a blocked base with glorious silks, satins, wools or cottons. Bring a challenging shape! We will work with pattern, add piping and all sorts of other tricks 😉 Don’t neglect the abundance of lovely dressmaking fabrics available… perfect for a timeless and trans-seasonal look. Explore the art of fabric […]


Course with Rachel Drewer, Tichborne, Alresford, Hampshire Learn how to block a pillbox hat in buckram, stiffen and wire it, and cover with a fabric of your choice – be it tweed, silk or faux fur.  Create a jaunty little hat with techniques that will inspire further projects, suitable for beginners as well as those […]