My finished tablet woven trim. I pushed the limits of the weaving until the cards could not be turned any further so there was very little loom waste. I really like how the doubled 20/2 cotton yarn warp and 8/2 tencel weft worked out.

I’m hooked on tablet weaving. I want to learn double faced tablet weaving so I can weave free form motifs (which is what I always want to do). It’s also very easy to make longitudinal slits in tablet weaving and other types of band weaving, perfect for using as buttonholes on shirts and cardigans.

I love both sides of the band, but am leaning towards using the “back” of the trim on my lavender huipil. Which side of the trim do you think I should use to decorate my lavender huipil neck?



Here is some of the items for our Steampunk Wedding that we made ourselves over the 2 years before the big day.

Brooch Bouquets. 1 for the Bride and 6 for the Bridesmaids. Years of collecting brooches and twisting wire paid off.

Invitations, table numbers, place cards and Orders of Service.

100 Chair backs and Paper Roses.

Seating plan.

Our delicious cake, made by the Mother of the Groom.

The Groomsmens button holes.

Other things not seen include 100 mason jar tea lights and 100m of doily bunting, misc costume details.

Menswear Details at Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen, AW11, Milan.

Menswear is always such an interesting study in detail. There are tiny decisions that are made by the design team that aren’t done justice by full length catwalk shots, details that are probably debated over for hours on end such as the angle of a buttonhole, or the colour of the contrast trim on a welt pocket.

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