This above is the Frances Top sewing pattern from Fibremood, its FREE and its really great. Love the elastic sleeve detail (my elastic was thinner than is called for so I measured the tunnel & sewed accordingly. With this design, the width of the tunnel needs to be tight) but be warned, the neck is WIDE! I used a linen remnant from Tessuti which was perfect for the design but not good at all for the wide neck; it stretched out like mad. Also I didn’t so much as stay stitch it so this fault is partly mine, but take my advice and check out the neck diameter before you cut it out. I tried to rescue it with some hand stitching, which may have be fine, but the look doesn’t work with the sleeve detail. I wore it the next day but can tell it wont be worn much, I cant get past the clashing design features. Damn hey. I’m going to make another one though, I love this look. A simple make becomes something quite interesting. And its FREE.
Joseph Walsh. Discovered in a Doctor’s waiting room magazine. Classy doctor. It was a great appointment with the doctor because now I know this guy Joseph Walsh is amazing. I’m glad there are people like him in the world. Not the Doctor, Joseph Walsh. See the chair below? Thats why
The image above shows one of the 24 “Enignum Locus” chairs, from a unique commission for Chatsworth House acquired for the Devonshire Collection
"In the Enignum series of work, I have stripped wood into thin layers, manipulating and reconstructing them into free form compositions. I then shape through these layers to reveal not only the honesty of the structure but the sculpted form which is a unique collaboration of man and material. The title derives from the Latin words Enigma ('mystery') and Lignum ('wood'), for me they sum up the series: the mystery of the composition lies in the material."