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how to get more instagram followers

So, you’re most likely here because you desperately want to see a little ‘k’ (or if you’re ambitious, an ‘m’) to come after the number of followers on your Instagram profile. Who doesn’t? It is the dream after all.  Having a larger following means more website views, more sales and more brand awareness. When you think back to how artists would traditionally need […]

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costume making cosplay fabrics post

Playing dress up is a childhood pastime that is still just as fun now as it was then. But costume making has evolved since the days of fashioning capes out of bin bags and applying blotchy face paint. The Cosplay that we know today is a giant subculture and community where TV/film/gaming/comic book fans take fancy dress to the next level, and then […]

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what is poplin blog post image of shirts

What is Poplin Fabric?  If you’ve ever asked yourself about the meaning of ‘what is poplin fabric’ then you’re in the right place. You’ve probably, most definitely, worn some variation of poplin, whether it’s 100% cotton poplin or a cotton-poly blend. Whilst traditionally it was primarily used for commonplace attire, it now has a place both in your […]

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who invented the sewing machine

Who invented the sewing machine is the most frequently asked question in the sewing community. For a good reason. The history of the sewing machine is littered with accusations, failed attempts and some serious scandal. From narrowly escaping death to patent law suits, it’s an interesting story that demonstrates the seam-ingly humble sewing machine ruffled more […]

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facebook tips for artists blog post

As an artist, you may think that Instagram is the only social media platform worth your time. It’s aesthetically focused, fosters niche communities and offers users a lot of creative inspiration. In a nutshell, it’s an artist’s haven. But Facebook, when used right, can be an effective marketing tool to promote your brand and artwork.   Skeptical? Understandable. […]

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environmentally friendly fabrics

The idea of environmentally friendly fabrics probably conjures up imagery of natural fabrics. They are made with natural fibres sprouting in a huge field or being spun by a content bunch of silkworms. It is true that natural fabrics feel great against the skin and only use the world’s natural resources to grow. However, there […]