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How Stuff is Made - Jamdani fabric!

October 10, 2016

As a hand-maker, I appreciate the time and skill that goes into making a hand-made product.  Whatever the craft, there's so much more to it than initially meets the eye and if you've never tried it, then you'll never have an inkling of just how difficult it is. It takes years - years of motivation and dedication to the particular skills to make the individual product, then development of quality, speed, consistency that enables you to produce at a commercially viable level.  And then, if you want to be an innovator, that's another level of achievement again. So, I loved learning about a 'new' fabric that I'd never even heard of until recently.  It's Jamdani and I'm already hooked. It's the lightest most coveted fabric...

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Five of my faves - Instagram Wanderlusters

May 28, 2016

From the outrageously funny to the visually sublime!... These are my favourite Insta feeds that inspire me to just chuck it all in and GO! ..... or at least live on vicariously through others.  Read on and see if you can resist! 1)  Adrien & Andrew McDermott - @travellingbetches and her main man @heyheyandrew As @heyheyandrew says ... "Medina, Marrakech, Morocco - Ddddddayummm, have you ever seen so many things in one picture? No, not unless it's blades of grass, or smart smarts in my head. This guy's inventory management is on another level. For some reason he seems unconcerned about theft (how would he even know??). But anyways, I need to up my sketchiness factor, I think my kind eyes...

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How Stuff is Made - Velvet!

May 16, 2016

Velvet!  It's my latest wintery crush!  The Borealis winter scarf collection is built upon it!  Here's the Borealis silk velvet scarf in black, grey and ivory.  Completely lush and made by moi! And more velvet porn below.  Yum!         So...of course I always love to know how stuff is made. Wanna watch a corporate YouTube video that shows you how velvet is made and has an easy-listening soundtrack and some great care tips!  What's not to love!?   Essentially, on a complicated loom, the velvet factory basically makes a "mattress" of two horizontal fabric layers with millions of vertical threads that stretching and loop in between.  Then they slice it in half with a knife and lo!...

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