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A Beginner's Guide to Jersey: Our Top 5 Jersey Fabrics

Beginner's Guide

A Beginner's Guide to Jersey: Our Top 5 Jersey Fabrics

When choosing a pattern that requires a jersey fabric, it can often be difficult to know which type of jersey to pick; with jersey fabric coming in a range of weights and stretches, all with different qualities, it can be hard to know where to start. We love working with jersey at Workshop, so, in no particular order, we have compiled a list of our top 5 jersey fabrics! These are perfect for use alongside our eBook, The Loungewear Edit: Stretch Edition, or for whatever stretch pattern you have in mind! Organic Cotton Ribbed Jersey from Ray-Stich Coming in a few colours, this organic cotton...

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A Beginner's Guide to Jersey: Jersey Buying Guide

Beginner's Guide

A Beginner's Guide to Jersey: Jersey Buying Guide

When choosing a pattern that requires a jersey fabric, it can often be difficult to know which type of jersey to pick; with jersey fabric coming in a range of weights and stretches, all with different qualities, it can be hard to know where to start. We love working with jersey at Workshop, so have compiled this concise jersey buying guide to help you pick the right jersey for whichever pattern you choose to make!  Stretch Once you've picked your pattern, take note of what type of stretch (i.e: 2 way, 4 way) and what stretch percentage the pattern requires. This will provide...

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Workshop Spotlight: Handbuilding Pottery Workshop with Peachy Keen

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Workshop Spotlight: Handbuilding Pottery Workshop with Peachy Keen

We're super excited to announce a brand new workshop with Lizzie (Peachy Keen)! In this class you will work with clay and learn about score, slip and moulding to create your very own toothbrush holder and soap dish. Perfect for beginners, all equipment will be provided, you will just need to bring an old apron.  Lizzie (Peachy Keen) has attended pottery classes for 5 years and runs her own home studio and business. She enjoys collaborating with other artists and throwing on her wheel at home, in front of the window overlooking nearby sheep. We sat down with her to learn more about her...

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Fashion History 101: Hippie Fashion

Fashion History 101: Hippie Fashion

The Hippie Movement, which lasted from the early 1960s to the mid 1970s, originated on US college campuses, partly as an opposition to US involvement in the Vietnam War, but largely because its young members felt alienated from what they viewed as a materialistic, restrictive and repressive middle class society. Aside from its politics, what is perhaps most memorable about the Hippie movement is its fashion; with the current popularity of brands such as The Hippie Shake, Yesterday People and Rosemary Retro, which all take inspiration from 1960s and 70s fashion, this aesthetic seems to be making a comeback. With this...

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Fashion History 101: Sleeves

Fashion History 101: Sleeves

An integral part of tops, jumpers and dresses, sleeves come in every shape, size and style imaginable! Due to the cyclical nature of fashion trends, different sleeve styles have had periods of growth and decline in popularity, which makes a definitive ‘sleeve history’ hard to put together. Instead, we’ve compile a list of some of the most recognisable (and our favourite!) sleeve styles that are still highly popular today. Bishop Sleeves A bishop sleeve is a sleeve that is full from the shoulder, narrows at the wrist and is cuffed at the bottom. Named after the sleeves seen on a...

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