Learning corset patterning with us

I came into Nero to read and relax, and they were playing Lauren Housley (my lad plays drums with her band quite often). Lovely coincidence.  It's been a busy week. Monday/Tuesday I had the delightful and talented Joni of Rainbow Curve Corsetry here to study pattern drafting. My brain is so distracted by learning how … Continue reading Learning corset patterning with us

Corsetry Patterns a-go-go!

So, clever Marion (former editor at Foundations Revealed) is publishing a book... of historical corset patterns from 1900-1922! This is exciting. Those years are not much addressed in contemporary corsetry, and since there are 19 different patterns I imagine the book will provide a really nice overview of the changing silhouette of the time. Should be … Continue reading Corsetry Patterns a-go-go!


Lovely week, both for work, play, and ponies. Spring is actually here. Thursday, in particular, was glorious. Everyone was happy, ponies playing in the fields, humans enjoying their work, the goat sunbathing, and the sheep doing as they always do... I love being outdoors anyway and don't mind mud and muck, but a day like that, … Continue reading Details

The muscles reveal (corsetry/anatomy parallels)

Studying equine anatomy and biomechanics again, specifically around the notion that as time goes on the musculature of a ridden horse reflects the correctness of the work/care it receives. A couple of quotes from the super-interesting Manolo Mendez will illustrate nicely. "To the eye that takes the time to see it, the body of the horse … Continue reading The muscles reveal (corsetry/anatomy parallels)

Butterflies (of the shy variety)

So often, things that you might think would be outside of my comfort zone actually aren't outside of it at all. There are plenty of things that I'm uncertain of, things that I might try that might not work, things that I've no prior experience with... but none of this necessarily makes the thing uncomfortable. Through … Continue reading Butterflies (of the shy variety)

If you like quirky Sparklewren corset patterns…

So you lot are bonkers! We've sold something like a dozen old Birds Wing inspired patterns today, variations that I have played with over the past few years. And you know, it almost didn't happen. I'd re-homed a couple with corsetmaking friends but kept forgetting about the others... until this morning Holly said I should see … Continue reading If you like quirky Sparklewren corset patterns…

Patterns for sale

EDIT: Well you lot are keen! Those patterns all went within 30 minutes of posting, which was very gratifying, thank you 🙂 We then searched through and found a few more that we were happy to sell. Some assorted multi-panel pattern fun. And guess what happened...? Yep, they also sold super swiftly. Sorry for those who … Continue reading Patterns for sale

Furniture, Antiques, etc. – for Sale

Bits and bobs from our studio! All available for collection now, unless otherwise stated. Cash on collection preferred. Green corner table, floral motifs painted on top. £20. Plant pot stand with turned legs. £5. Georgian table, very simple but lovely. Price to follow. Georgian shelves, with turned details. Price to follow. 40s/50s dresser with oval mirror. Slightly damaged (one of the … Continue reading Furniture, Antiques, etc. – for Sale