Monthly Archives: December 2013

  1. 12 Days of Fabric Christmas Decoration Tutorials

    12 Days of Fabric Christmas Decoration Tutorials

    Here at Joel & Son we are always inspired by our customer’s creations and imagination. As Christmas is a time of giving, we thought we’d dedicate this blog post to showing you some of our favourite decoration ideas by talented crafters which you can make at home in time for Christmas.

    Fabric Christmas Wreaths

    Show guests and even the postman you mean business this Christmas with these pretty wreaths made from strips of fabric tied to a simple wire frame. You can even further embellish these with beads and buttons (as shown in the second design) and tailor the colours to suit the rest of your Christmas theme. This is a great way to use fabric off-cuts and leftovers.

  2. British Fashion Awards 2013

    British Fashion Awards 2013

    Last night I went down to the British Fashion Awards at the spectacular London Coliseum, the highlight of the British Fashion calendar. Comedian Jack Whitehall hosted the event which celebrated a number of stars from Kate Moss to Miuccia Prada. But the real winner of the evening was Christopher Baily for Burberry, with the newly appointed CEO unsurprisingly winning both Brand Of The Year as well as Menswear Designer Of The Year. Burberry have gone from strength to strength this year with their fantastic range of mens suits and their incredible range of reimagined and redesigned women's clothes.

    Christopher Kane also had a fantastic night winning Womenswear Designer of the Year beating off stiff competition from Phobe Philo for Céline and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. It seems to be the year for

  3. Liberty Prints: A Brief History

    Liberty Prints: A Brief History

    Liberty London Flagship Store (Credit:

    Liberty London – we’ve all heard the name & we all love the brand. Think quintessential Britain & quintessential quirkiness. As one of the best-known department stores in the UK, Liberty London offers a diverse range of products, but one of their staple products & absolute best sellers are their fabrics – specifically their Tana Lawn cotton. Not surprising, then, is that the founder of Liberty London has his roots in fabric.