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Are you Using the Right Needle?

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Uaing lampshade stitck for a tailored shade

Choosing a needle fit for purpose is crucial for the success of your sewing project. When making soft furnishings there are 2 specific general purpose hand sewing needles and 2 specialist needles that I always have handy on my worktable. These are my go-to for most day-to-day workroom jobs. Are you using the right needle? […]

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DIY Lining Tailored Lampshades – Top Tips

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Classic, neat traditional tailored lampshades give a timeless elegance to both formal and relaxed room schemes. Tailored lampshades are suited to all shade frame proportions and a huge variety of fabrics, presenting oodles of design options. Whether you are inspired by multicoloured fabric scraps, embroidery or luxurious silks, the only limitation being your imagination. Read […]