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If you are starting your own bespoke soft furnishings small business, an easy yet effective window dressing that you could create is a scarf swag valance.

 

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 16:54:32 Europe/London By Andrew Stocks General,

Embroidery has a long and diverse history, and at Stocks Sewing we love to see it celebrated. Historically used in stately homes as artwork, in medieval tapestries to tell stories and to embellish and accentuate clothing, it has more recently become visible on both the big and small screen. Here we look at how one TV show, in particular, has helped propel embroidery into the spotlight once again.

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 16:46:15 Europe/London By Andrew Stocks General,
When students go on to higher education, they should feel confident that they’re chosen subject will educate them on the full range of topics included in that field. When it comes to fashion and design, the practical craft skills needed to put together a garment are just as critical as the vision.Read More
Wednesday, 6 September 2017 17:24:56 Europe/London By Andrew Stocks General,

Mastering the art of sewing can be difficult, as it requires a lot of patience and you may often find yourself making small mistakes that can undo hours and hours of work. Our first part of the common sewing mistakes series showcased issues such as having the wrong machine, measuring accurately, and paying attention to the buttons. 

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Friday, 18 August 2017 15:15:00 Europe/London By Andrew Stocks General,
We are often told that we should be more green, both at home and at work. While this is something that is easy to overlook, it can be hugely beneficial, not just for the environment but for business as well. Taking on a more eco-friendly approach can be cost effective and it can improve your public image as customers see your efforts in helping the environment. So, if you’re a clothing manufacturer, how can you be more green?Read More
Friday, 11 August 2017 16:36:00 Europe/London By Andrew Stocks General,

Warm weather and sunny skies typically mark the summer season, with plenty of time to spend outdoors and bask in the sunshine. We’ve gathered our top five embroidery patterns for summer, in time for some outdoor stitching – perhaps at the beach, watching the waves hit the shore.

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017 10:27:45 Europe/London By Andrew Stocks General,
Here at Stocks we like to keep you on top of contemporary trends, and what your machine should be creating as we are in the flourishing months of summer. As a business, it is vital you keep on top of industry trends and clothing and apparel patterns so you can reach your audience at every interest point.Read More
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 10:39:47 Europe/London By Andrew Stocks General,

Sewing machines have been around for centuries, facilitating lengthy sewing work. Seams that can now be done in mere minutes used to take a long period of time as they had to be done by hand. Professional seamstresses and tailors conducted these works, especially making clothing for the person wearing them.

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Monday, 19 June 2017 12:09:00 Europe/London By Andrew Stocks General,
Ever since the Neolithic age, Chinese embroidery has stood the test of time. Its fabrics have been made using the superior quality of silk fibres ever since the origin of the practice, which dates back nearly 5000-6000 years in China, the first real sample of which was discovered in a tomb from the Zhanguo period (c.5th-3rd century BC).Read More
Thursday, 15 June 2017 14:03:38 Europe/London By Andrew Stocks Embroidery, China, Sewing, Stocks Sewing, World Embroidery, General,
The weather is getting warmer and warmer and summer is just around the corner! Because of this, it is important to start thinking about the best fabrics for this season – heavy fabrics are to be avoided, as well as dark colours, as they can make you (or your clients) feel uncomfortable and sweaty.Read More
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 16:29:28 Europe/London By Andrew Stocks General,
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