I’ve not added much to my page for the last 18 months or so as I have been sidelined (not in a bad way) and doing work in a slightly different area. However I am now feeling the creative urge … Continue reading
It has been quite a while now since my last blog. What’s changed? Well – I am now working two days a weeks as a trainer/tutor, on my third group of learners. This group has proved a lot more challenging … Continue reading
From September 9th I will be taking on a new role as skills tutor with KTL-Ltd in Nottingham. KTL are delivering a Level 1 Award in Fashion & Textiles. This will give students a basic introduction to sewing skills and … Continue reading
I have been asked to write a piece to be featured as business of the month on the PRIME website. (Princes Trust for Mature Enterprise). I also have to supply photos, some of my work and one of me! I … Continue reading
It seems to have taken forever, but I am at last making up samples for my small collection. I like making shirts, so a design for a man and woman will feature in the garments. Both have raw edge detailing, … Continue reading
First toile of a women’s top, one or two adjustments needed, but overall pleased with it. It was designed by draping on the stand. … Continue reading
Progress seems to be very slow at the minute. I am toiling some of the patterns I’ve drafted, most seem to be okay, just a couple of minor alterations needed. I struggle though when I am at home all day … Continue reading
Well we’ve got to look forward to it haven’t we?
Lighter evenings and hopefully warmer weather. I’m keeping fit and in shape so that hopefully it won’t be too much of a shock when I do peel off the layers. I have to say that I exercise now much more than I did when I was younger. Why?
Firstly I have found two types of exercise that I really enjoy. That’s Zumba® – it lets me pretend that I can *really* dance, and is good cardio workout. Plus Kettlercise®. This uses a weight and really tones you up and gives some good definition. I wear my own (BilleBug) trousers for dancing, they’re lightweight, really comfortable and dry very quickly. Oh – and a bit bright and scary. (See below)
Secondly I go to classes that are *FUN*. You don’t have to be serious, it doesn’t matter if you can’t remember all the routines, and the other students that go are a great bunch of people. Where’s this? It’s at the Lincoln YMCA studio and the classes are lead by Lynx Fitness under the guidance of Tina El Bikam.
So if you live in close distance of Lincoln you really should give it a go.
The timetable can be found here –
Charity event in Lincoln
Sat here trying to get all the random thoughts and ideas in my brain into some sort of co-herent collection of design ideas. I seem to have lot of bits of loose paper with sketches too. I’m hoping to produce … Continue reading
I found this blog from a Twitter feed today. Whilst it is all very interesting and pertinent, it was the first paragraph that attracted me. I realised that I am very similar, I have too much “stuff” and do periodically … Continue reading