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Iona Barker

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A Stitch Online

Designer Iona Barker is known to many as the face of Say it ain’t Sew, Scotland’s free sewing classes. Hoping to expand this network Barker has launched a website to promote the craft’s physical and mental benefits. She said: “Sewing can be therapeutic; one of the reasons I took it up was to forget my … Continue reading

Fashion Revolution

Flash mobs, a fashion tardis and upcycling workshops celebrated Glasgow’s Fashion Revolution Day. Campaigners met at the Glasgow Lighthouse (on April 24) to promote sustainable fashion and commemorate the Rana Plaza disaster. The 2013 disaster saw Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza factory collapse, killing over 1100 and injuring thousands. This is one of many incidents that continue … Continue reading

Say It Aint Sew

As clothes became cheaper the art of sewing waned, but the craft fought back and was reborn as recreation. Programmes like The Sewing Bee capitalised on this trend, reflecting the latest wave of interest. Costume designer, Iona Barker said: “The image of sewing has shifted over the years from something girly to something androgynous and … Continue reading

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