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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,
Which fabrics are best for summer and what are their benefits and downsides?
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,
What are some of the most common sewing mistakes and how can you learn to avoid them?
What are some of the most common sewing mistakes and how can you learn to avoid them?Read More
Thursday, 18 May 2017 14:46:00 Europe/London By Andrew Stocks General,
Spring can be a time for reflection and relaxing. Spending time on your hobby or even your profession can be a great way to spend some time on yourself during this time of the year. If you’re ready for some spring stitching, we have a countdown of 5 of our favourite spring-time patterns. So as the flowers are blooming, the lambs are leaping and the sun is shining, why not sit in the garden and try out some of this seasons stitching and embroidery techniques.Read More
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 13:39:10 Europe/London By Andrew Stocks General,
Making clothing is something that has been happening since the dawn of the human age. While it is a profession as old as time, the way in which we design, create and supply apparel has changed drastically over the years. As with most things in 21st century life, technology has completely altered the face of the apparel industry, meaning that business owners and designers have to keep up with new practices, machines and technologies.Read More
Thursday, 6 April 2017 17:27:01 Europe/London By Andrew Stocks General,
As a business owner, attending events are of the utmost importance, especially when related to your specific industry.Read More
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 16:32:25 Europe/London By Andrew Stocks General,
Last month, we started talking about the different terms that are used within the embroidery world, such as applique, bean stitch, jumbo rotary hook, and much more. Because the list is so long, we’ve decided to split these terms into several different parts.Read More
Friday, 10 March 2017 14:26:08 Europe/London By Andrew Stocks General,
When creating garments, the question of which materials to use is an important one. The application, design and comfort must be taken into account in order to choose the perfect materials for the item. However, for those sewing these garments, the materials can have a huge impact on the process.Read More
Monday, 20 February 2017 15:35:25 Europe/London By Andrew Stocks General,
Sewing never goes out of fashion! Still, trends tend to rise and fall. Whether it’s clothes, accessories, quilts or patterns, nothing stays the same. Retro clothes are a thing of the moment, shoulder pads are not, and bodysuits are making a comeback.Read More
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 15:44:03 Europe/London By Andrew Stocks General,
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