In order to prevent aches and pains, you need an emboroidery stand. I have two that I use for my projects.
Here are some interesting sewing-related products that I have bought recently ranging from fashion sketchbooks to new fabric. Here is what I think of them.
The fabric company Mereen opened a new shop in Helsinki and I visited the opening party. I couldn't leave without new, lovely fabric.
I spend almost the whole day with my parents browsing the booths at the Finnish Craft & Design fair in Tampere which is the biggest crafts fair in Finland.
I have definitely bought wrong fabrics for wrong projects, bought too little or too much or paid too much. So, here is a list of 10 things I have learned.
The Dutch Label Shop had contacted me a while ago and offered some labels for me to test and I jumped to say "Yes!". This is what I got with the voucher they gave me.
The warm autumn colours suit particularly well with my skin tone so I'll end up stashing a lot of fabric for the following seasons. Join with me to go through my stash and plan some autumn projects!
During my second day at Ommel 2018, I met so many amazing and creative people. I saw people learning new skills and show their makes and learned something new at the same time. And as you might have expected, I bought some more fabric!
I am tired but happy after my first day at Ommel 2018 festival. Ommel is a festival just for sewists here in Espoo. There are fabric shopping, lectures, courses and workshops and even a LAN party where the sewers can sew up until midnight and then sleep at the site. And what is best: the admission is completely free!
Helsinki offers a great selection of fabric shops and haberdasheries for a sewing enthusiast like me. As a local, I know the places for bargains and where to find the most gorgeous (and expensive!) couture silks for those once in a lifetime occasions. So if you are planning a trip to the capital of Finland, check out this list of places to shop.