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On completion of my own liberal arts degree, I made a podcast about the public value of the arts and humanities. They are important to society as they help to cultivate a social-consciousness. Includes excerpts from an interview with the head of humanities at Bristol University.
After watching this years’ series of The Great British Sewing Bee (which had some incredibly inspired and technically difficult garments), I decided to repurpose some clothes from my wardrobe to give them a new lease of life. For my birthday, I received this great book ‘The Great British Sewing Bee: The Techniques’ As an amateurContinue reading “Repurposing clothes to fit & The Bangladesh Accord”
I made this bunting as a birthday present for my friend, Jules. I used offcuts of fabric I had left over from other things I already made – reusing fabrics does not have to be ugly! (scroll to bottom of page to see a clear vid of the bunting) Before investing in new fabrics, itContinue reading “Bunting for Jules”
Here is an article I recently wrote for That’s What She Said magazine about Piers Morgan and the far-right’s co-opting of free speech and political correctness: https://twssmagazine.com/2021/03/25/piers-morgan-and-the-discourse-on-free-speech/ Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah has been a spectacle for the masses in these past weeks. Piers Morgan departed from Good Morning Britain in theContinue reading “Piers Morgan and the Discourse on Free Speech”
Face masks have become the norm in the UK since the pandemic began over a year ago now. I have seen lots of colourful and interesting masks, so I thought I would try making my own. I repurposed an old denim skirt that I no longer wear and used some beads that were laying aroundContinue reading “Denim face mask with Beads”
I had never worked with clay as a medium before, so the prospect of moulding and creating something completely new really excited me. This plant pot was made with air-drying clay which my friend bought online for around £4; each block of clay can be shared by about 4 people. I chose to make aContinue reading “Air-drying Clay Plant Pot”
This tee on Unif and was retailing for £45 which seemed quite expensive, so I looked into doing it myself. Tie-dying is an easy and cheap way to give once dull or plain clothes a new lease of life. You just need a plain white shirt and some tie-dye which you can find online. ThereContinue reading “DIY Unif tie-dye top”
Here is a Ushanka style winter hat that I sewed as a Christmas present. It wasn’t too hard to make and I found the tutorial for it on YouTube. For this hat, I used a light blue fluff for the lining and a grey tweed for the exterior. It is versatile in that you canContinue reading “Making a Ushanka Style Hat”
Here is a recent article I wrote for That’s What She Said magazine about the appropriation of second-hand clothing! Charity-shopping has become increasingly popular in the past decade, especially amongst young people. This might initially seem like a good thing for the community at large: the charities involved are receiving more money, and the second-handContinue reading “Charity Shops, Depop and the Gentrification of Second-hand Clothing”
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