Lydia Higginson, dressmaker, in London

I have written about Lydia before on this blog (you can see links to the earlier posts listed at the end of this one). Lydia spent two years living in Bristol and working in a studio in the Textiles Quarter alongside other makers. She began with a ‘year of making’ in which she totally replaced her wardrobe, making all the items of clothing she needed … Continue reading Lydia Higginson, dressmaker, in London

The skirt that Hannah made

My friend Hannah Watherston is a seamstress. She has spent much of her life creating made-to-measure garments such as wedding dresses, and in addition, she has been directly involved in helping small business start-ups, especially those led by women. She is a fount of wisdom and knowledge about textiles and about business; it’s a privilege to know her.  She is currently involved in a social … Continue reading The skirt that Hannah made