Blog

Monthly Musing ~ The pressure to be productive

Helen Cloke monthly musing

Monthly Musing ~ The pressure to be productive

Will one month's forced isolation at home mean an all time high for productivity?

Read more →


COVID-19 ~ Shop Information

Helen Cloke corona covid-19 covid19 shipping

COVID-19 ~ Shop Information

22nd April 2020: I will be able to resume business and shipping of orders again once we move to Level 3 at 11.59pm Monday 27th - so back at it on Tuesday 28th! All stock is located in my home studio and I am the only one packing orders so I'm able to resume work safely and in accordance with the level three rules. I'll be able to pack orders on the day I receive them but it may not be the usual overnight delivery since the couriers are still working on limited staff and with restrictions. All orders received...

Read more →


Monthly Musing ~ Hello? Enthusiasm, motivation, inspiration?

Helen Cloke monthy musing sew-jo

Monthly Musing ~ Hello?  Enthusiasm, motivation, inspiration?

I've been in a selective funk this month with some projects breezing to completion and others being delayed till the very last minute or not even making it past the starting point.  What to do when you have 'selective sew-jo'?

Read more →


9 useful resources for beginner bra makers

Helen Cloke

9 useful resources for beginner bra makers

2020 looks to be the year that a lot of you will venture into bra making (according to my reliable source, i.e. Instagram) so I've remembered back and have compiled a list of resources that I found useful when starting the sometimes frustrating but ultimately rewarding hobby of lingerie sewing.  

Read more →


Colour Inspiration January 'Hi(gh) Summer Hydrangea'

Helen Cloke colour inspiration hi(gh) summer hydrangea

Colour Inspiration January 'Hi(gh) Summer Hydrangea'

As summer progresses, inspiration is taken from the changing colours of the Hydrangea flower.

Read more →