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Artist Spotlight: Hayley Mills-Styles

Interview

Artist Spotlight: Hayley Mills-Styles

Hayley is a Yorkshire based artist who works with embroidery and textiles. As well as working in her home studio in Leeds, Hayley also runs four textile-based workshops at Workshop. We sat down with Hayley to find out a bit more about her work, artistic practice and upcoming projects. Tell us a bit about your artistic background. What made you want to become an artist? What drew you to working with textiles? I’ve always been creative, my parents were both really practical people so I was taught how to sew, bake and do woodwork. I always wanted to work in the...

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How to: Full Bust Adjustment

Tutorial

How to: Full Bust Adjustment

Want to adjust your bodice to fit your bust but don’t know where to start? Read our tutorial on how to achieve a full bust adjustment for your bodice pattern, using our Peggy top as an example.

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Artist Spotlight: Abigail Aaron

Interview

Artist Spotlight: Abigail Aaron

Abigail Aaron is an artist currently based in Bradford who works predominantly in acrylic paint and pastels to create complex abstract works. Graduating with a BA (hons) degree in Fine Art from Leeds Arts University in 2017, Abigail has exhibited her work around Leeds, being our artist of the month for March and showing her work at the cafe prior to lockdown. We sat down with Abigail to learn more about her work, artistic background and inspirations.

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Pattern Spotlight: Hayley Dungarees

Pattern Spotlight

Pattern Spotlight: Hayley Dungarees

As our most popular pattern, we’ve compiled a list of ways to design, fit, hack and style your very own Hayley dungarees.

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All About Dungarees

All About Dungarees

We are all loving a pair of dungarees at the minute. Unsure whether they have undergone a resurgence and are ‘back’ in fashion or if they have subtly stuck around since their huge revival in the ’90s. Either way, everyone is loving them and so are we. And why not? They are probably going to be the comfiest item of clothing you will ever own and effortlessly stylish. No worrying about what trousers to wear with that top that's a little bit too cropped. Raining?... no worries, throw on a raincoat and some trainers. You’re good to go. Hello sunshine!......

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