One Dress

Lucy Tammam | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Style
Lucy Tammam

How much power does one dress have? Image credit Justin Lambert The dress - a symbol of woman - oppression, femininity, frivolity.   In reality...

Five Reasons the Great British Sewing Bee Should Inspire You to Start Sewing

Dominique Major | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Style
Dominique Major

The Great British Sewing Bee is back and this means one of two things. You're either swooning over Patrick Grant being back on the TV or you're wishing you could make your own clothes. While I can't help you with the first one here are five reasons you should stop wishing and start doing... 

I Made My Clothes

Jen Gale | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Style
Jen Gale

Spending a day poring over patterns, and then agonising over fabric choices. And then another day cutting out the pattern, before that terrifying moment when you make the first cut in your precious fabric, and there's no going back. And that's all before you've even got near the sewing machine...

Why You Should Mark Fashion Revolution Week By Making Your Own Clothes

Dominique Major | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Style
Dominique Major

Sewing your own clothes allows you to take back ownership of your wardrobe. You can start making clothes that suit you, made from fabrics you choose, rather than being shaped by what retailers tell you you want... The first step to improving the ethical quality of the fashion industry is yours to take.

How Needlework Is Helping Prisoners Find Self-Worth

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Around the country, men and women in high-security prisons are picking up a needle and thread and learning how to sew. Why? "It enables them to...

Why Do We Need Yarn Shop Day?

Juliet Bernard | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Bernard

In the UK we are about to celebrate a momentous event in the crafting calendar. Yarn Shop Day will take place this Saturday, 3 May but I'm sure you already had it in your diary.

In Celebration of World Home Economics Day

Sian Breslin | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Breslin

While home economics is studied in the classroom around the world, it is only when it is practised at home that it becomes empowering. I ask all mums and dads to start thinking of teaching basic Home Economics to your boys and girls.

Give the Needle and Thread a Chance

Lisa Comfort | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Comfort

With a needle and thread you can sew on a button, make a beautiful dress and also have rewarding career. So why is it a shrinking part of our national curriculum?

A Stitch In Time? There's a Simple Pattern for Making Happier Children

Cilene Jenkins | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Cilene Jenkins

Each year, it seems, we get a new, academic study confirming that it is the good, old-fashioned pleasures of friends, family and, in particular, fulfilling activity that makes youngsters feel really contented.