Tuesday, 8 April 2014

The final of the Great British Sewing Bee

Chinelo should have won!!

An interesting fact which I realised this evening. I would not dream of entering for the sewing or the baking challenge but I would have no hesitance in tackling many of the recipes in the Bake-Off but would not even think of tackling any project from the Sewing Bee. A silk tie! an evening dress! Not to mention yoga outfits in stretch material. Ah well what shall I do on Tuesday evenings until the Bake-Off starts up again?


  1. I agree! Heather's final gown was amazing, but Chinelo produced a whole series of amazing things. Shame about the tie.

  2. I disagree, Heather was consistent and had a wider range of skills. Chinelo had flair and artistry but had never learned to follow a pattern so it was a skill she lacked, some would say an un-necessary skill but it was part of the competition.



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I am weaver and - -. I dye my yarns with acid dyes, I paint my warps, put fabric collages and stencils on my weaving. I have three looms, a 12 inch wide, 12 shaft Meyer for demos and courses, a 30 inch Louet Kombo which is nominally portable but has a stand, two extra beams and a home-made device containing a fan reed. And last a 32 shaft Louet Megado which is computer controlled, has a sectional warp and a second warp beam and I am the proud owner of an AVL warping wheel which I love to bits and started by drilling holes in. I inserted a device for putting a cross in. I have just acquired an inkle loom and had a lesson from an expert so I can watch TV and weave at the same time. I am interested in weaving with silk mostly 60/2 although I do quite a bit with 90/2 silk. I also count myself as a bookbinder with a special interest in Coptic binding.