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For the longest time I’ve been seeing these beautiful hand-made wall hangings all over the internet. Not only did I think this would be a super fun DIY to create a really original piece of home decor, I figured I could devise a way to use up my old knitting project scraps. So, I started looking into how I could make one myself. As it turns out, the web has ample resources for hand weaving. Most sites suggest starting with what is called a ‘lap loom’. There are a few different types within that category; some use notches and others just use small demarcation lines to show where the yarns should go. The more I researched, the more expansive the world of weaving became.

That’s why I decided to amalgamate a bunch of resources into what I’m calling the Lap Loom Guide For Dummies. Based on all my research, this tutorial will give you step by step instructions for the easiest ever lap loom project if you’re a newbie like me!

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As you have probably seen, I recently launched my Spring/ Summer 2017 collection. It’s been 10 months in the making and I’m always excited when I get to share the projects I’ve been working on. By taking some of my classic designs and updating them- and adding eye-catching splashes of colour- I feel like this collection is a really great reflection of my design aesthetic and philosophy.

There are so many steps involved in making a clothing collection from concept to creation, and each one comes with its own set of challenges. In this post I wanted to outline the different phases I go through every time I design for a new season. Scroll down or click the ‘Read More’ link to see all of the steps I take to turn an idea into a well-rounded, appealing collection.

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