Check Your Thread Podcast Interview With Tanya

Check Your Thread Podcast Interview With Tanya

I was delighted to bump into Zoe Edwards at the Knitting And Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace this month. You can listen to our conversation on Episode 110 of the Check Your Thread Podcast.
Are these the best winter pyjamas?? Quite possibly!

Are these the best winter pyjamas?? Quite possibly!

The Carolyn Pajamas are a bit of a sewing community cult classic... but let me tell you they are WELL worth the effort. But if you're shorter than 5'6", like me, don't do what I did...
Bornella Fabrics are sponsoring #SewUpcycle23

Bornella Fabrics are sponsoring #SewUpcycle23

Bornella Fabrics are thrilled to be sponsoring #SewUpcycle23 - a great upcycling challenge on Instagram. There's a £25 Bornella Fabrics voucher up for grabs.
Bornella Fabrics are sponsoring #LongSleeves23

Bornella Fabrics are sponsoring #LongSleeves23

Bornella Fabrics are delighted to be sponsoring #LongSleeves23 - a brilliantly autumnal sewing challenge, hosted by @thesewingwarehouse. There's a £25 voucher up for grabs for one lucky winner!
September 28, 2023 — Tanya Brooman
Vintage-inspired neckline? Yes please!

Vintage-inspired neckline? Yes please!

I made the Aisling blouse by Jennifer Lauren Handmade and added the finishing touch with some Ethel and Joan buttons.
Bornella Fabrics are sponsoring #SelflessSewApril23

Bornella Fabrics are sponsoring #SelflessSewApril23

Bornella Fabrics are sponsoring #SelflessSewApril23 - a great challenge to sew for someone else. There's a £25 voucher up for grabs for one lucky winner.
What to do when you lose your sew-jo

What to do when you lose your sew-jo

After an extended break from sewing due to injury, I wanted to kick start my making in 2023. But there was a problem... I'd lost my sew-jo!
February 24, 2023 — Tanya Brooman
Bornella Fabrics will be at Sew Sustainable Fair 2023

Bornella Fabrics will be at Sew Sustainable Fair 2023

For the first time ever, Bornella Fabrics will have a stand at a sewing fair. Come and meet the fabrics (and me) in person!
February 09, 2023 — Tanya Brooman
The Marnie Blouse - it's a statement!

The Marnie Blouse - it's a statement!

As soon as I saw the Marnie Blouse by Tilly and the Buttons, I knew I wanted to make it... but should I include all the options....???
February 02, 2023 — Tanya Brooman
Zips... my nemesis no more!

Zips... my nemesis no more!

In 2022, I challenged myself to get better at inserting zips. Fast-forward 12 months and I think I've cracked it. Find out how here.
You had me at 'contrast collar' - the Nina Lee Carmel jumpsuit

You had me at 'contrast collar' - the Nina Lee Carmel jumpsuit

Need to do some 'swanning about'? This is absolutely the jumpsuit for you!
October 07, 2022 — Tanya Brooman
A picture of a celebration cupcake on a cake stand. It has one birthday candle on top. The caption reads Happy 1st Birthday.

Happy 1st Birthday to us!

Bornella Fabrics celebrates our first birthday. It's been a learning curve - the highs have been high and the lows... well you get the idea. Here are a few reflections on my first year trading.
August 05, 2022 — Tanya Brooman