loved the enormous shears that you could buy from alistair hendy’s store, but also discovered william gee on the kingsland road – it was like walking into a shop from the 1970’s – rows of materials, ribbons, scissors and threads at unbelievably cheap prices. there is always something beautiful about rows of cotton reels together…. like art installation pieces. cadiz also has a shop solely selling scissors and knives – not precise and neat like the japanese knife shop on baker street, but a bazaar of sharps.
Jane Brocket’s book , the gentle art of stitching is out and is an inspiration for reaching for those needles to create something that you will be proud of. photographing all the designs definitely inspired me!