The inspiration behind our new Swan Lake collaboration with embroiderer Kate Gwilliam

Kate and I both go to adult ballet classes so after our first collaboration adding Kate’s signature lobster design to my eye masks and headbands, I suggested a new theme- Swan Lake. Based on the classic Tchaikovsky ballet, this collection is centered around romantic swans and feathers. After our first collaboration using Kate’s popular lobster design, I suggested trying a Swan Lake theme for our next work together. It started with me very roughly photoshopping ideas for embroidery placement together which Kate then interprets into beautiful embroidered designs. The next stage involves a lot of posting things back and forth to each other. I send Kate silk to work with before she sends me embr

How to sew a cotton face mask

I've written this tutorial for my face making method for anyone that wants to sew a lined mask for their personal use.

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