Keep up with OPH on Facebook05/12/2012
If you want to see what's going on here at OPH, be the first to know when new fabrics arrive and see the things which inspire us then check out our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ourpatternedhand)
Upcoming Beginners Quilting Class04/12/2012
We're excited to announce that in the new year we will be offering a Beginners Quilting workshop which will run on three Sundays in January 2012. Taught by Rose Little an experienced teacher and quilter you will gain all the skills and techniques needed to get quilting! Check out all the full details on this and our other upcoming workshops here - http://www.ourpatternedhand.co.uk/our-workshops.asp
New Fabric - Indigo Dyed Zha Rhan03/10/2012
We now have 3 patterns in these beautiful hand worked 100% cotton fabrics. They have been indigo dyed using the centuries old method of Zha Rhan (stitched resist dyeing) in the mountainous regions of Southwest China - really unique!
London's Hot Cold Summer30/08/2012
Sofia's mum has been popping in for half a metre of Sofia's favourite fabrics to make a wardrobe of quick elasticated gathered skirts, to wear with or without tights/sunglasses.
Sofia's smaller brother slams the breaks on his scooter to make a photo shoot guest appearance.
Here are 2 of the many made.
Agnes Hart Uses O.P.H. fabrics08/11/2011
Our very own lovely, Agnes Hart creates exquisite, bespoke, and off the peg, vintage style hats and headdresses. Here she uses our handloomed Harris Tweed from the Isle of Lewis to make a glamorous version of the traditional 'flat cap'.
View all her styles, great for weddings and other stylish days, on her etsy site.
Upholsterer Bettina Maidment Works with Camille Walala Fabrics17/08/2011
Bettina is an exquisite upholsterer. She's been creating these cool pieces using Camille Walala fabrics exclusively available at Our Patterned Hand.
Contact her for very reasonably priced commissions
What You've Been Making03/07/2011
It is really such a pleasure and a satisfaction to see what you've been making with the fabrics you've bought at OPH. Here's a selection. Impressive work indeed!!! :-)
More What You've Been Making02/07/2011
'Textile Tales' Event03/06/2011
Thank you so much to everyone who came along to the 'Textile Tales'event held at Our Patterned Hand on Friday 3rd June. The evening was hosted by MA student, Jessica Plant, who is building an archive of fabrics that carry everyday and extraordinary stories of people and communities living & working in east London.
We had such an interesting and lovely evening, sharing stories about our relationship to our garments, childhood cloth toys, newly crafted objects and treasured stashes of fabric. What was revealed was how much is held within them; our connections to important people, times, beliefs, places, and revelations.
The collection of textiles and tales will be used by Jessica to create a piece of artwork that aims to reveal an untold visual and verbal history of this area.