About

Hi, we are a mother (Lizzy) and daughter (Laurie) tea drinking, tattoo wearing duo of craters. We come from five generations of seamstresses and needle women. Every Wednesday evening we get together and make beautiful things for friends, family and sometimes ourselves. Helped along the way by sometime models & general pests Izzy the Border Terrier & Archie the Patterdale terrier (spot them in our pic’s) We are both living in beautiful Devon but grew up in Norfolk.
We call ourselves Fabric Artisans & this has come down through 5 generations of seamstresses, needle women & crafters of all things fabric. It began, pre-war, with Little Nanny Silver, who was a talented seamstress. She taught and encouraged her daughter, Mummy Bob, who was a wonderful dressmaker and produced beautiful clothes for herself and her sisters in up to date fashions. Mummy Bob in turn passed on these skills to my mother and Laurie’s Nan, Linda. She has produced many wonderful and creative patchwork murals and elaborate embroidery. So that’s how we got to where we are, come and see how we develop and learn new skills.

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15 Responses to About

  1. suth2 says:

    Wow! I have just had a very quick look at some of the posts on your blog and you are a very productive pair. You have made so many beautiful items. I will now follow your blog and also take the time to look back at your previous posts. You are an inspiration.

  2. jule says:

    Thank you for stopping by and following From The Boudoir and The UFO Garage & Fabric Depot. 🙂 Jule

  3. I adore my momma and was so tickled to read about you lovely ladies. My mom taught me to sew and she and I continue to inspire each other even at quite a distance.

  4. Hi, I’ve nominated you guys for the Versatile Blogger award. Keep up the good work!

  5. minerva says:

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and the follow. You have a lovely blog and some fabulous projects going on. I shall return the follow in the hope that I can learn some great techniques and ideas from you. Keep it up!

  6. Helen Tovey says:

    I’ve just started following you and I can see you’re going to be VERY inspiring – I’ll just need more hours in the day! Love your blog 🙂

  7. Not off the peg says:

    Hi. Thanks for following. Just had a look at some of your fantastic stuff. I wish i had your talent and the time to do work like yours. Keep up the good work Girls!

  8. Erin O'Neill says:

    Hello Ladies! I have just awarded you with the Liebster Award for blogging. This is an award given from bloggers to other bloggers. It celebrates in up and coming bloggers. Congratulations!

    Please go to my blog to see the rules.
    ~ Erin O’Neill

    http://erinsbackyardfarm.wordpress.com/

  9. Wonderful site so much to read what talented girls you are will be emailing details for a quilt for my Bordercollie Moss x

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