Beginning of Term!

Beginning of Term!

Beginning of term is an exciting time at the studio as we are starting to prepare the new projects and patterns for the autumn and winter season.  We have looked at all the catwalks and scanned the big designers AW2013 collections for styles, colours, patterns. It does feel odd just as the sun comes out to brainstorm styles and outfits 6 months in advance… And one could argue that this is...

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New Short Course! Goldwork, Embroidery Surgery

Left: Goldwork, Dolce and Gabbana AW12 Progress your embroidery: Goldwork technique/Embroidery Surgery Goldwork is dating back over 1000 years when it was mainly used in religious ceremony. Today it is still used to a great effect in fashion industry. Goldwork embroidery uses a wide variety of metal threads including gilt copper and silver. We will be exploring this stunning technique is our...

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DOLLS! Competition… and the winners are…

DOLLS! Competition… and the winners are…

So here is the news that you all have been keenly awaiting! First of all, well done to ALL of the entrants! The standard and range of designs were impressive! Stewart Martin Johnson came into the Little Hands Design CIC studios last week and took some time to look through all the fantastic entries we had for the great Dolls Competition. In Stewarts own words… “Firstly I know its a...

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Great British Sewing Bee finalist’s dress! My daughter’s first ‘posh’ dress…

Great British Sewing Bee finalist’s dress! My daughter’s first ‘posh’ dress…

My daughter’s first ‘posh’ dress – & how to change an adult pattern to fit a 12yr old!   My daughter and I were soo chuffed last night watching the final of the #GBSB to see Lauren making this beautiful evening dress from a Simplicity pattern (1874)!  I have just finished the very same dress for my daughter’s birthday… She is now a young 12year old Fraeulein!  Having her older brother’s prom...

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Student Blog: Adelaide, Age 9

Student Blog: Adelaide, Age 9

About a year ago one of my friends asked me if I wanted to take sewing with her at a great place called Little Hands. My mom said it was okay if I did, and a few weeks later I was taking the Wednesday five-thirty to seven class. My first project was the Bat Sleeved T-shirt. I had lots of fun making it. Astrid and Tracy are the two teachers I work with at Little Hands, and they’ve helped me...

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Lots of positive and one critical feedback about our Easter Holiday classes!

Lots of positive and one critical feedback about our Easter Holiday classes!

My daughter Jessamy (14 yrs) much enjoyed her sessions at Little Hands last week! I was so impressed with the cushion and garments she brought home. The extra detailing ‘lifted’ her work to an impressive level and in just four afternoon sessions!! I have been sewing since childhood and she has learned skills that make my work look basic! She suggests we come along to your studio and...

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