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Wisten Tank and Atelier Brunette Shine fabric

Welcome to my first 'proper' blog post since our launch! This is where it all started for me with these gorgeous fabrics from French designer Atelier Brunette. On discovering these I decided I wanted to specialise in modern fabrics for the home sewist. These are timeless and fresh and, I think, can be for any season.   My hack of the downloadable Wiksten tank PDF pattern, a summer sewing favourite of mine, except I filled in the neck line and added a button fastening. The fabric Shine Blue Black, a beautiful lightweight cambric style cotton in warm buttery tones available in our shop.    Thanks for stopping by, I'm...

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We're Live!

After 6 months of making Faberwood I'm feeling pretty tired, but it's a good kind of tired! When I look at what we've achieved - fabric sourcing, photo shoots, marketing, web building and social media socialising, it all feels great. The kids aren't feeling too neglected or hungry and the house is still in a reasonable state! That said it's been a good couple of months since I've been in the sewing room and I can't wait to get creating with the first batch of fabrics we have in stock. Faberwood started with my love for fabric, design, photography and the outdoors, It's turned into something so much more than I envisaged....

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In the Peaks

I know that photographers out there were making the most of the amazing snow that was still pretty deep out in the Peak District. Ladybower Reservoir is simply stunning - we hiked to the top and felt like we were on top of the world!  My ideal world! The walk home as the sun was going down. This is FABERWOOD and it is magical!

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The selfie

My next shoot while the kids are at school. Here I've invested in a new shutter release cable, after all the years of owning a SLR camera I can't believe I've never had one before. I wanted to make use of the snowy scenes in our local woods even though it was very cold!!

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Blogging first timer

I'll be honest, words don't come as easy to me as pictures, but I'm here and plan to rise to the challenge. Part one of FABERWOOD is scouting for wild and wonderful scenery. I thought I'd share some of our photos from the first shoot, family and all. We're really lucky to have such stunning locations on our doorstep not to mention the blue skies!  My daughter has taken some great pictures for this first shoot and totally got into the whole vibe I'm after. I left her playing around with string and fabric scraps and what great results! Rocky surfaces and fantastic textures I...

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