March 22, 2020

Here is a little warning, this article is going to get a dirty so don’t read on if you are squeamish!

Also my Project Management skills are rising to the surface with this little project as there is a potential health hazard especially when we are talking about teenagers over 6 foot!

So we all know that toilet paper uses trees, virgin or recycled, it has chemicals, it can cause reactions, it’s not recyclable, it takes resources for distribution, it creates waste, and its not so gentle on lady parts.  I won’t be going into any of these facts in any detail as there is so much information on the website already you can google it and I will save my voice.

Now you could use kitchen roll or even wet wipes as an alternative to toilet paper if you are short but the same facts above...

February 14, 2020

I could not write this blog without mentioning my home town or rather closest city Sheffield which is still world renowned for its quality steel manufacturing.  With all my pairs of scissors I have yet to own a pair from Sheffield, where they are still being made today and a quick google brings up a few companies that look like they are making distinctive and superior products such as Earnest Wright, William Whiteley, Blade Runner.  I will one day have to go and pay a visit to find something extra special!

You know I believe that you can just look at a pair of scissors and have a good idea of how they are going to feel in your hand and how they will feel when you cut into fabric, the noise they are going to make and what they will be like in 15 years’ time……. I don’t...

February 8, 2020

As the days go by I file little bits of information that I become aware of somewhere deep in the brain thinking yes that can be added to a blog at some stage.  However there comes a time when it all has to come out onto paper to 1. get it all out of my brain and 2. just to help others, and luckily I have my Theadelicious blog to collect it all in.

One topic that has particularly caught my eye recently is some of the issues my brides are bringing in when they come to my studio for alterations/redesigns with their newly purchased wedding gowns.


Some of these issues could have been dealt with in the store or seem at first sight to be common sense but as these issues come in to me time and time again it seems to me that this information is not really out there and it could be...

July 28, 2019

As part of the Threadelicious commitment to investigating zero waste clothes and also aiming to extend sewing skills in our community we are proud to present the launch of our very first Project, The Wrap Skirt Booklet and Kit.

This has been a project a few months in the making and if successful will hopefully be the first of many Kits and Booklets available for the home sewer to consider this concept for themselves.

Investigating garments with zero waste means using no patterns at all rather the skirt is made using a variety of design choices and a Threadelicious Green Table concept.  A myriad of different skirt designs can be made and the whole process is described in the booklet and it works for all body sizes.

The style of skirt although very simple in concept is extreme...

June 27, 2019

One thing I have come to realise is that everything has a flow to it, it’s all part of life’s energy, and the best thing to do is to go with the flow.  This doesn’t mean that you have to do what everyone else is doing, you can find your own flows in life that’s what being creative is all about.

The Threadelicious ThreadBox is all about flow.  I designed it as a workflow to link through various stages of process to mindfully take you on a journey from reviewing your wardrobe and choices to learning the essential skills to make and design your own garments. 

Looking after a family takes many different flows, one example is organising the food flow in the kitchen, the planning, the buying, the growing, the storing, the creating and making, the reusing, the repurposin...

May 14, 2019

Things are moving on with work on the Advanced Draping Module which is in 4 parts, looking at fabric volume control with Gathering, Tucks/Pleats, Folding, Twisting, Origami and Zero waste draping.

Parts 1 and 2 are well underway so we may may release them early!

So if you have not got as far as Module 7 yet start planning it all in as you will really need to have worked through the first 6 Units before starting on Draping, as knowledge builds in the workflow.

So much to do and so little time!

UPDATE.....

Fabulous News Module 7 Draping is now all complete and ready for you to use as a member for free.

Topics covered include;


Positioning Approach
Draping Approach
Volume Control
Zero Waste Draping

Love and Light 

Amanda Goldsmith

May 2, 2019

Nice photo! Grab a coffee let’s have a girly chat, all welcome!

I have wanted to start writing projects to inspire about how to use up your bits of fabric for a while now and have been gathering ideas from some wonderful people who have been working on inspiration within Pinterest for a number of years so get onto the Threadelicious Pinterest Sew-Recycle Board and take a look.

I would like to say that I/we are all forever grateful for all of the talent out there sharing their ideas and creativity for free.

With that said, I had previously decided that any mend, recycle, upcycle or using scraps project I work on will be available for free for anyone who visits the Threadelicious website Public Blog regardless of if they are a member and subscribing or not.

These reuse/recycle...

March 25, 2019

Fabulous news, Module 7 number 5. Draping Intermediate, Draping Approach Part one and two are now live inside the Threadelicious ThreadBox.

Moving on from what you learned in Draping Basics a Positioning Approach we shift the wearing and design ease further away from the body to start to make bigger silhouettes.

You will review and make the following garments;

  • A Cool Camisole – fit to flare with some lace detail and optional bindings. Lovely in a lightweight cotton or lawn fabric, show off your prints!
     

  • An Everyday A-line Flared skirt – looking at adding wearing ease to give a little more fullness for comfort.  Try it in different fabric types, light/mid/heavy for different results.
     

  • A Flirty Swing Dress, on bias – introducing draping collars to make a...

March 23, 2019

Here's what I know, to make.......

it Worthwhile

it Mindful

it Quality

it Last

it Suitable
it Fit
it Becoming

it Harmonize

it Well

it Beautiful

Happy sewing!

Love and Light 

Amanda Goldsmith

Gown made by Amanda Goldsmith, Threadelicious.
Pattern and Stencil etc adapted from Alabama Chanin, The School of Making.

March 6, 2019

As a Threadelicious ThreadBox member you get free access to all new Projects, which includes a new project uploaded and live this month as an introduction to creating patterns from garments you already have in your wardrobe.  

This Module builds on all of your knowledge gained from all Modules up to Unit 5 and looks at how you can copy the pattern off a simple camisole top.

If there is more interest in this Unit extra garments may be added in the future.

We really hope you enjoy this Module!

Love and Light 

Amanda Goldsmith

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