What People make with the Fabric I sell – Sadie Ruben, Maid in the Forest

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Danish sculptor and textile artist Sadie Ruben makes one of a kind handmade girl’s dresses for Maid in the Forest.  Her dresses  are unique pieces of artwork, mixing colours and textures unlike anything you will find in the mass market. These inside-out dresses often have unfinished edges, top-stitching and others unique details.

Sadie uses vintage fabrics such as this Sanderson 1984 linen in rusty forest colours, she has combined it in the dress above with pink quilted satin insert.

Her  Etsy shop  has an range of unusal bridesmaid’s dresses and accessories. More of her art can be found on her website www.sadie.dk


What People make with the Fabric I Sell – Vicky Trainor, Vintage Inspired Textile Designs.

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Vicky Trainor is a textiles, surface designer and craft maker who makes a variety of vintage inspired stationery from her studio. She works with brides, tea ladies, photographers, businesses, commercial greeting card companies and creative groups.

This lovely cushion brooch uses a variety of Liberty cotton lawn fabrics, such as  found in these  Liberty fabric bundles. Liberty designs are perfect for work such as this as often the patterns are small scale and the cotton lawn fabric is so fine and light to work with. Liberty of London are internationally recognized as leaders in fine cotton dress fabrics which they have been making since the 19th Century.

This vintage Sanderson cotton fabric is a design called  small wonder  from 1981  and  is perfect for showing off Vicky’s  pretty floral brooch made from a variety of  buttons and vintage fabrics including Liberty and Sanderson.

More vintage Sanderson fabric is being used here as background for linen labels. The design is Little Chelsea in soft blue and pink colours.

Vicky is a busy lady who writes  interesting blogs about her business and life in general,  her  facebook page  has lots of interesting links to her blogs and Etsy shop.