I was so pleased, last week, to a receive an email from Lisa of White Tree Fabrics. I confess, I hadn’t heard of White Tree Fabrics before but there was a reason for that.
White Tree Fabrics are a newly established fabric & haberdashery retail company – although apparently
they have been around for years as a wholesale fashion fabric company.
Their website has only just gone live and Lisa was looking to work with seamstress/dressmaking bloggers on collaborations.
As with my relationship with Minerva Crafts, they would supply sewing patterns, fabrics, threads etc free of charge in exchange for the blogger creating a garment that they featured on their blog and that they could also feature on their website.
I emailed Lisa straight back and asked if she was aware that I was more of a crafter than a seamstress and my skills were more in craft and home decor than dresses.
Apparently she was, and was really keen for me to join them and use their fabrics in an alternative way.
She also said there would be no deadlines and no expectations of the regularity of projects. This sounded good!
Well I of course visited the site to see what I would be working with. There is fabric there unlike I’ve ever used before. So much lace, stretch, sequin, net and satin. There are embroidered pieces costing over £100 per metre!
‘Well,’ I thought, ‘I do need two clutch bags for the wedding. One for Freya and one for myself.’ Why not start there?
After a quick search I’ve come up with the following options.
You can see me and the rest of the blogging team here.
Now I might need a couple of hours to choose my fabrics ………
Love, Lucie x