Wool

Wool

Wool is the protein fibre obtained from sheep and certain other animals. The wool from sheep is different from the wool from other animals; goats produce cashmere and mohair, and rabbits produce Angora. How It Is Made Different geography areas have different breeds of animals, each suited for the climate and land type. This is just…



Silk

Silk

The Chinese have used silk since the 27th century B.C through domesticated silk worms. Legend is that Chinese Empress Hsi Ling Shi, wife of Emperor Huang Ti (also called the Yellow Emperor), was the first person to accidentally discover silk as weavable fibre. Silk was originally reserved for the Emperors of China for their use and as…




Choosing Fabric

Choosing Fabric

Fabrics come in a range of different fibres, and a range of different weights and textures. They are found in hundreds of different colours and patterns. This wealth of choices provides a great opportunity to transform your pattern to your own personal style; be it bright colours or subtle, interesting textures or weaves. However so…




McCall’s 6800 Coat Process and Review

Since moving to Kuwait I have acclimatised to the 40 degree heat, however the turn in season to winter has changed that. I’m not dealing well with temperatures hitting single digits – how do some of you deal with below zero?! So I’ve decided to make myself a nice long trench coat. That’s when M6800…


Carefree Fly Front Coat by Kenneth King on Craftsy Review

Coat’s are a staple item in the closet, for both men and women. Nice, thick and heavy coats for those cold days and light coats for those days and nights to dress up in. Kenneth King instructs the Craftsy class Carefree Fly Front Coat, teaching you how to customise and construct your own individualised coat….


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