Introduction Sewing Kit Ribbons & Trims Techniques Jewellery & Accessories Hats & Shoes Scarves & Shawls Bags & Baskets Clothes & Cover-ups Templates Address Book Index Acknowledgements
Louise Turner is a handbag and textile designer based in Lewes, East Sussex, and is a member of The Sussex Guild of designers and makers. Her handbags comprise glorious one-off creations and bespoke collections and have attracted much attention at Origin Craft Fair in London. Louise exhibits her work regularly both locally and throughout the UK.
Nov 08 This is a sumptuous book that is guaranteed to get the creative juices flowing! Beautifully presented throughout with close-up colour photographs - it includes 30 fabulous projects for creating customised clothes and accessories using a variety of pretty ribbons, trims, braids and beads. Projects include shoes, gloves, hats, bags and scarves, providing a treasure trove of ideas for those who enjoy fashion sewing, restoring vintage finds or personalising high street goods. The instructions are clear and easy to follow and the book includes scaleable templates plus techniques for ruching ribbons, making flowers, creating rosettes, quilting fabric and free motion embroidery. The resulting items are luxurious and tactile with trims of satin, silk, velvet, lace, organza and fur. Many of the items are inspired by the opulent fashions of bygone eras making this a great title for those who fancy adding a couture touch to their wardrobe or with a special event on the horizon! SEWING WORLD