Pinning the Past – Wool

I would find it hard to choose my favourite fabric. Silk comes pretty high. Linen is lovely. But wool wins. Wool is a super-fibre: natural, sustainable, breathable, fire-resistant, hydrophobic and fantastically warm. When I researched my book Sew Eco, I looked into the green credentials for wool, as well as…

Showtime! Tumble and Bloom, NYC, Nov 4th!

If you’re in NYC this weekend get yourself to Rebecca Levi’s solo exhibition, Tumble and Bloom! Levi’s hand embroidery is a joyful exploration of gender non-conforming performativity. Wildly beautiful flowers stand in for beards. Traditional Japanese sashiko stitching depicts playful bear selfies. All will be on display this weekend at…