Wool is one of the oldest textile used by humans. The term is most often used to refer to fibres of sheep however can also be used in reference to the fibres from other animals such as alpacas, llamas, camels, and goats.Read More
Many sewists would agree that viscose (also known as rayon) is one of the dream fabrics to sew with. It’s ease of handling, price point and of course, beautiful draping qualities make it a highly desirable fabric amongst many sewists as well as many ready to wear brands.
This fabric is however not without controversy and there are various issues around sustainability that many people might not be aware of.Read More
It’s a new year which means a new series! This year I will be doing a series of posts about natural fabrics called Fabric Fix, highlighting a different fabric each month. I will discuss it’s history, process of making, properties and sustainability issues.
For the very first issue of Fabric Fix, we must start with linen. Being one of the oldest fabrics dating back as far as 34,000 years (flax fibres this old were discovered in a prehistoric cave by archaeologists in the country of Georgia), it is very fitting to investigate linen for our first post.Read More