HandmadebyClaireBear

confessions of a fabric obsessive

favourite blog – rostitchery


Rostitchery has the honour of being the first blog that I read, liked and followed. Ever.

Without rostitchery, I would not have taken the plunge into blogging myself.

Rowena has been promoting buying locally and/or from makers not from what she calls “big box” retailers.

She also has a very good explanation of why your clothes don’t fit that is just as valid in the UK as it is for her in the US.

Sadly, Rowena has stopped blogging. But all of her blogging genius is still available to read for ever.

Stuff like this:

*please feel free to share your own stories about buying locally, as well as links to artists and craftsmen in your area.  i promise, word gets around, and there is power in numbers.  🙂

*buy local, buy handmade buyer hack:  if you find an artist whose work you like but you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, go ahead and ask if he/she can make something just for you!  more often than not, artists and crafters are happy to oblige, as it gives them an opportunity to expand their work and their creativity.  *** will gladly incorporate your own materials into a custom design, so feel free to bring her those sentimental pieces of jewellery or those little bits of broken nostalgia that you can’t bear to just toss into the trash. 

*buy local, buy handmade buyer hack:  start your handmade holiday shopping now!  custom, handmade gifts take time to create, and the really good makers book up fast.

Read her blog already? No? Then hop over and start now. Tell her I sent you…

Claire Bear

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