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Ministry of Craft Blog

  • Friday, October 28, 2016

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    Ministry Makes

    Ministry Makes

    What have you all been sewing lately? Here's a little update on my sewing adventures! Inspired by the arrival of a new collection of fabrics (/shop/fabric) from Jane Makower, I decided to put a twist on our tunic dress (/workshops/sewing-dressmaking/dressmaking). For the main body I used a mustard stretch cord from our online shop, (/shop/fabric)and used our Wiggle Dress (/workshops/sewing-dressmaking/dressmaking) pattern to add some darts for a bit more shape. As the shape ..

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  • Friday, October 21, 2016

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    Fabric Friday!

    Fabric Friday!

    I have been making a couple of items in knit this week and wanted to test out our PINK CIRCLES IN AQUA (http://www.ministryofcraft.co.uk/shop/fabric/Stretchy-Pink-Circles-in-Aqua) stretch for our Batwing Top (http://www.ministryofcraft.co.uk/workshops/sewing-dressmaking/all-sewing/sew-your-own-stretch-batwing-top) workshop coming up on 12th November. The stretch, drape and weight worked perfectly for this style and it is so comforatble to wear. We have just received our first ..

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  • Friday, October 14, 2016

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    Book Review by Caroline Coates

    Book Review by Caroline Coates

    Crocheted Scarves and Cowls: 35 colourful and contemporary crochet patterns by Nicki Trench This book has some lovely patterns. The designs featured really do provide something for everyone from from delicate lace pieces to big thick chunky patterns, including some great yarn busting multicoloured designs. Many of the patterns are named after places around Brighton's south coast, you only need to replace North Laines with the Northern Quarter and Brighton Pier for Blackpool ..

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  • Tuesday, October 04, 2016

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    #MINISTRYMAKES WINNER - SEPTEMBER

    #MINISTRYMAKES WINNER - SEPTEMBER

    I think we have the cutest Ministry Makes here! Well done to Gemma who has just completed our 4-week evening Introduction to Sewing workshop (/workshops/chorlton-courses) in Chorlton. Gemma also managed to fit in our Gorgeous Girls Dress (/workshops/sewing-dressmaking/dressmaking) workshop at Fred Aldous where she made this beautiful dress. The fabric Gemma used is from designer Jane Makower, it was the last meter we had in stock but we have a new range from the same design ..

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