Our Pocket Book for August 9th is full of bits and pieces that have caught our eye this week that we thought might amuse or delight you….


  • Listen

BBC Radio 4  Front Row, which discussed how television and film have influenced fashion. This episode was inspired and driven by Amber Butchart’s book The Fashion of Film and Amber was interviewed by Samira Ahmed.

TV dramas such Keeping Faith, Fleabag and Killing Eve have created as much interest with their fashion as their storylines. For the full broadcast, click HERE.


  • Watch


The BBC’s inside the factory  sent Gregg Wallace at Halley Stevenson’s  who make waxed cotton fabric and to South Shields at the Barbour clothing factory where they produce 650 waxed jackets a day.



  • Treat

The amazing Merchant and Mills are now running Sewing Retreats. This presents a chance to spend a week sewing and learning without the distractions of every day life from their base in Rye, a quintessentially English town.

The retreat provides an opportunity to work on any Merchant & Mills project, including patterns from the Workbook. All levels are welcome. For more details of this lovely opportunity, click HERE.



  • Recycle

From the Selvedge newsletter came the news that the minimalist Japanese brand MUJI has a lovely range of recycled textiles to accompany their RE-MUJI recycled materials collections. Using a traditional process employed by Japanese craftspeople for over 100 years, the aim is to restore vintage wool to be used in new garments. To read more, click HERE.



  • And Finally … Think



The power of untouchable days. Anyone here not have enough emails? Not have enough meetings? Thought so. Here’s how to protect your time. And get stuff done.



We hope you enjoyed this weeks Pocket Book and have a good weekend

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