Today my cutting table and I were getting very intimate…leg over, nose pressed against, lots of brushing with fabric, and so it shall continue for the next day or so until I have completed all cuts for a fairly large amount of cushions, lamps and other bits and bobs.

Ever growing pile of cuts
Ever growing pile of cuts

This collection will be sent to H. Dawson to be included in the launch of their brand new online shop to promote wool as a contemporary and cutting edge fabric. I had a long conversation with the wonderful Liz who has the unenviable task of coordinating the whole project. I can’t wait to see the shop when it’s up and running. Her choice of products is REALLY inovative and exciting ranging from quirky lamps and jewellery from Mixco to gorgeous felt bags from Hey-sign

Mixco coron lamps
Mixco coron lamps
Hey-sign shopper

Definitely a sense of Scandinavian simplicity and quality here which is just my idea of gorgeous.

But, for now I watch my pile of cut felt grow ever larger until I start to get intimate with my sewing machine. Watch this space!

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Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

2 replies on “NEXT !

  1. Hi I love the stuff I am seeing – I am looking for a supplier of felt and wonder if you can help me. All I seem to be able to find are the small square primary colour bits often found in craft shops. What I want is to find it by the yard, of the roll in lots of shades of colour. Hope you can help me. My email is andreafabric@hotmail.co.uk

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