We sewers, stitchers and crafters are hoarders by nature. We get drawn in by colour, texture, and pattern - it drives us to gather as much as we can. One day these raw materials will be a beautiful sweater, a gift for a new born, a date night dress, or perhaps just a little detail in a bigger project. So it is quite the dream to scour the world for all these beautiful colours, textures, and patterns for the purpose of work. No longer do I have to make excuses for too much fabric, too many pairs of scissors, and one too many vintage buttons. Bliss. And it is quite the pleasure to present to you some of my favourite products stocked here at Miss Maude. First up is the latest addition to the collection. Bohin France.
I first discovered Bohin France product at my local haberdashery shop while living in France. The Bohin products quickly became the backbone of my sewing consumables and accessories. Bohin are a needle manufacture by heritage - over 180 years of needle manufacturing in the Lower Normandy area of France - but have, over time broadened their range to include scissors, and other haberdashery essentials. Their range is extensive, some of it made by third parties. Here at Miss Maude we have chosen a small collection to start, including:
Have you been wondering what the Merchant & Mills Workbook patterns look like? Take a look at this, it's enough to give us sewing goose bumps! Enjoy. ps - we have one left in stock, but more on the way. So get in quick if you want to snap up our last copy for the short while. Shop Workbook.
So much of what we stock at Miss Maude makes for delightful and thoughtful gifts for people who love to sew, craft, or who want to start sewing. But sometimes it's just a little hard to pick the perfect present. We are now excited to offer gift certificates. Printed on beautiful glossy card stock and wrapped, all ready to give. We can also add in a little gift card and ship direct to the lucky recipient. Find out more details or buy a gift certificate today.
Some more lovely vintage buttons and quality YKK zips added to the shop today. The zips come in some great colours and have a couple of different pull shapes - great for purses, pouches and garments. Take a look at the Latest Products page.
She has a thing for stacks of beautiful fabrics, delights in holding something made to last, and respects good craftsmanship. These are the driving forces behind the Miss Maude shop. And here are her musings.