• How much fabric single chair

    How much fabric do you need?

    Super-useful charts to help with deciding how much fabric to order.

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  • Mending

    Wabi Sabi … or ‘mending’, as your Granny called it

    A brief tale about feeling smug about mending holes in a cherished jumper.

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    Workshop: How Pattern Works

    I’m super excited to announce that all through June, I’ll be teaching a four-part hands-on course in print & pattern called HOW PATTERN WORKS. Classes will be held over four weeks in the Skinny laMinx fabric studio at 201 Bree Street, from 6pm – 9pm on a Monday (update: Mondays are sold out) or a …

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    Making Friday: Batik in Swaziland

    My role on April’s trip to Swaziland with Ace Camps was to teach the group of travellers about pattern, and to give them an intro to the principles behind designing for batik. They came up with some really, really nice designs (see below), which set us all up nicely for the three subsequent days we …

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  • Weaving experiments

    Making Friday: Proceeding with weaving

    As you can see by these ratty attempts laid out like a barn cat’s trophies, I’ve been fiddling around with weaving on little looms at home for a while now. I’ve learned a bit on my own, but after visiting the Cape Guild of Weavers’ show a couple of weeks ago, I realised it was …

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    Making Friday: Decorating with Scissors

    Ever done any decorating with scissors? It doesn’t involve moving furniture, painting walls or heavy lifting of any kind at all. All it needs is a magazine image that you like, some coloured paper, glue and scissors, and there you have it! It’s all just about looking in a noticing kind of way at what …

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    Making Friday: Warpin’ mah looms

    Yes, the title of this blog post would indeed suggest that I may use the personal pronoun as well as the plural with regard to weaving equipment because, after showing off on Instagram the fun I was having on a kiddie loom during my January break (pictured above), I was offered a fixed heddle table loom …

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  • Skinny laMinx Living Space Bowls Fabric Featured

    DIY with Livingspace Magazine

    We love it that Livingspace magazine chose our Bowls fabric in graphite to feature in their fun wallhanging DIY. We love the idea of adding pattern to a wall without having to commit to wallpaper. Here’s the Livingspace step-by-step guide for making a DIY fabric wallhanging:

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    A year of Making Fridays: 2017

    I’m starting 2018 with a creative break, spending as much of January as possible in the studio, getting my creative batteries recharged. So instead of the standard ‘year in review’, I’ve decided to do a “Making Friday year in review’ post, taking stock of what happened during my behind-the-scenes studio practice, which I like to …

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