There are so many things happening in this city that it can be hard to choose how to spend a weekend. The snow is still asserting its dominance over Bristol but that didn't put me off from venturing out to Bristol's Biggest Indoor Picnic at the Trinity Centre. The event was full of craft making, book swapping and cake eating and while venturing into the world of knitting, A and I stumbled across Cloth Magazine.
As we got chatting to Harriet de Winton, one of the Creative Directors, A and I couldn't help falling in love with the magazine and walking away with several copies. The ethos of Cloth and its accompanying website is simple: a young, vibrant and informative guide for customising, making and re-working clothes and homewares.
The creative team are based in Bristol but the projects, events and personalities featured in Cloth come from all across the country. The fresh, young feel of the magazine and the kind of projects within it will appeal to those who might be put off by the stuffiness of some other British craft magazines. It is a revelation to
Tapping into the current trend (and necessity) for recycling and re-examining how and where our clothes from, Cloth is bible of information for both advanced and novice sewers alike. From the most basic hand stitches to making a dress out of your boyfriend's shirt, Cloth is switched on to what many young women want: responsible, unique and cheap fashion options.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to make some felted mittens...