The best thing about living in Brighton is the variety of things here. There is a shop to buy almost anything. There are the big chain shops in Churchill square and the laines have lots of independent shops selling lots of things. There are also several tourist attractions that are great fun.
Sew a Liberty & Chambray Throw with Alewives Fabrics in Nobleboro, Maine
Come behind the scenes at Maggie Overby Studios and tour Maggie's Sewing & Craft Room in Heilsbronn, Germany.
My favorite thing about my space is that it has a door to close. I know that sounds silly but when I am in the middle of "making magic" it usually looks like something exploded in there. So a door means I can work and make a mess to my heart's content and when I'm done for the day close the door. When I first started sewing I actually sewed in a closet, since them I have worked my way up to a corner of the living room, then I took over the dining room, and now I finally have a room of my own. Having this space means I am free to create any time I’d like without worry of my work being disturbed.
Agy from Green Issues by Agy recreates the effortless style of Livia Firth.
Livia Firth (aka Mrs Darcy) has effortless style, and what makes her stand out from the crowd is that only does she go for simple yet elegant pieces, but she also wears second hand and ethical!
Make some Prosecco, Strawberry And Popping Candy Truffles with the Meringue Girls in London.
(Photography by David Loftus.)
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We chat to Carolyn, give you the chance to win the book and learn how-to make her Hexagon Bag.
I have been stitching since my teenage years, and patchwork has always been part of that. I went to college in Bath, studying for a teaching degree in textiles. Whilst working for the shop Laura Ashley I took the City and Guilds course in Patchwork and Quilting , really just to have a bit of focus, and to finish things. I am great at starting, but not everything gets finished. I worked The Quilt Room in Dorking for a number of years teaching there also. When I left to self publish my first book “Quilting on the Go”, I stayed there as a teacher, where I still regularly teach today. Over the years I have had quilts appear in various British and foreign magazines, and have now had 7 books published.
We head to Carlisle, England to meet Helen, an artist and creative practitioner and I also love making stuff.
How did you find CO+K and why did you join?
I found Cut Out and Keep when I'd just made some big changes in my life and I was looking for places to share my work and find new ideas.
What projects are you currently working on?
As a community artist I always have lots of projects with various groups on the go so at the moment my studio is full of felt flags, embossed copper foil discs and printed and dyed fabrics from several different projects. For myself, I'm currently working on some pieces of art using shadow embroidery and shadow appliqué. I also have a crochet star blanket on the go, a knitted infinity scarf on the needles and I'm drafting a pattern for a kimono style top.Read the rest of the interview »
Noraknickers recreates the romantic vintage style of Betsey Johnson's apartment.
From the first romantic prom gown I spotted in a teen magazine (did I just date myself there?), I have been a fan of Betsey Johnson. I just loved her vintage romanticism then, and in her interior design, I love her bold use of drape and color. Although, personally, I'd tone down the pink.
I’m Gemma, and i’m an art girl and zinemaker in Melbourne, originally from the UK. i love drawing, singing & making music, being inspired by girls, body positivity, intersectional feminism, zines & zine culture, street & diy fashion, living ethically, living cute, bright colours, adorable animals, girls taking selfies in their bedrooms, the 80s & 90s, women making music, women making art, women taking over the world.
(Photography by Tatanja Ross 2015)
- Top - I bought my top at primark £2
- Jacket - I got my jacket on ebay £10
- Trousers - DIY (see below)
DIY African Trousers
Recreate the look with Chantelle's African trousers tutorial.