Wednesday, 8 May 2013


I have connected with two new manufacturers who I am hoping will make ties for me.  Early days yet.  Another decision I must make is to hand-roll edges or to hem.  Nowadays, so few people hand-roll.  Is it still exclusive.  I had a comment recently that the hand-rolled edge did my design no favours.  When I asked what she was comparing it to, she said a machine hem.  Is this now the norm?  Can I bring myself to machine finish my scarves?  Watch this space.  Hand rolling is an art, a love and it has to be beautiful.  I have had huge hems with something like blanket stitch overlapping the edge.  I have had scarves returned with paw prints, blood, grease, all irremovable stains.

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