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Author Archives: Alice Synge

Hello! I'm Alice, I run Backstitch, the bricks & mortar and online shop.

  • Oh boy, we've been rather snowed under at Backstitch this June.  You can probably tell as the last blog post was about what we had been doing in May!  We have been totally absorbed by our refit of the new double size shop space.  We are nearly finished so thank you for bearing with us during this period of disruption (and bloggy silence!)

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  • May has been a break-through month for Backstitch... literally!  Our big news is that we are doubling our shop space, and have knocked a big whole through into the next unit.  We have the workmen in busy fitting out our new space to bring a bigger and more permanent studio space, and stacks more retail space... watch out over the next month for improvements and many thanks for bearing with us through this time of disruption! Continue reading

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  • It's time for our latest edition of 'From Where I Sew' and this time we are talking to Liesl Gibson the designer and businesswoman behind Oliver+S, Lisette, Liesl+Co, and the Straight Stitch Society.  Liesl talks about where she learned to sew, working from her Brooklyn studio, and how she manages the creative process. Continue reading

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    Papercut Patterns have released a new collection!  Hurray, hurray!  The 'Chameleon' Collection is so called as the six pieces within it are so versatile that you can sew up in sorts of fabric choices to suit the season and the occasion.  So, as the chameleon changes its skin to suit its environment, so can you!  Most of the pieces are of beginner level, so this collection will appeal to all levels. Simple feminine lines, beautiful structure and a chic effortlessness.  Let me introduce you... Continue reading

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