Hari-Kuyo, the Needle funeral

Respect your tools. Every time you break a needle or bend a pin you’re putting to rest a tiny little collaborator in your creative ventures. On February 7th or 8th every year (on… Continue reading

On critiquing

I still wake up in the middle of the night and jot ideas in to a notebook, only to forget about them later. I have trouble with paperwork, I can’t remember appointments unless I… Continue reading

SEWING WITH STRETCH – a site dug up using the internet archive

This is one of my favorite sites, but the person who ran it took it down a few years ago. Luckily there is a tool that will keep everything on the internet alive until… Continue reading

Free Fashion Design textbooks

LOOK WHAT A STUMBLED UPON BY ACCIDENT ON THE INTERNET. Again, I didn’t put any of these up, I’m just sharing them here with you for the purposes of spreading knowledge and perhaps… Continue reading

200 years of latex clothing – an article

Hello all! Sorry I’ve been incommunicado for so long. I’ve just taken up a new job and have been looking for a new house so things have been very busy. Add end-of-term business… Continue reading

In praise of shadows – an essay

This essay was written in 1933 (Translated to English in 1977) by Junichiro Tanizaki, a very well-known post-war Japanese author and essayist who wrote about all kinds of things from Modernity and Japanese… Continue reading

Making tree rings in fabric – surface design tutorial

I love materials. Often, the material just tells me what to do and I listen it. I don’t really have a choice, and the design becomes a collaboration. But sometimes you can wrangle… Continue reading

Woodblock Printing in Bagru - an internship

This post is about the experience of our first-year student Pooja Chadha, who spent the summer working in a textile factory in Bagru, Rajasthan, an Indian city famous for it’s printing technique. Pooja… Continue reading

GFC lecturer Dr. Sheila Cliffe on NHK World this week

Dr. Sheila Cliffe will be appearing on NHK World this week in a segment entitled: Tokyo Fashion Express Special: The timeless beauty of kimono. Dr. Cliffe is a graduate of the University of… Continue reading

Hem Sewing Guide – a free Ebook

Garment design is all about the details. The decisions involved in seam finishing, fabric selection and seam placement and all those other fun things inside the garment that no one will ever see… Continue reading