Tales of a Manchester based Sewing Shop

Category: Profiles

Embroidery machine demonstrations

Try Before You Buy…

We are hosting a series of ‘Try Before You Buy’ days here at Bambers. Concentrating on our range of embroidery machines, we aim to demonstrate single needle and dual embroidery machines as well as the mighty 6 needle, Brother PR655. Please phone us for details of our latest dates.

New Spring fabrics

New Spring Fabrics

Keep an eye out for our new spring fabrics – coming soon…

Marie Koupparis

Marie Koupparis

I ‘found’ Marie Koupparis a little while ago. Marie produces a fabulous blog which you should all add to your reading lists.

Toni Giles

Toni Giles

Another designer at this years (2011) Festival of Quilts exhibition, was Toni Giles. Toni had brought along a small sample of her work. Please take the time to have a look and see more of Toni’s work. We wish Toni all the best for  the future. If you’d like to see more of Toni’s work, […]

Nina Davis

Nina Davis

Nina Davis, Installation Artist, Textile Designer and Photographer was also exhibiting some of her work at the Festival of Quilts exhibition. We’d like to wish Nina all the very best for the future. To see Nina’s blog, please click here. More about Nina, Nina Davis – Paper Textile Artist Oscillating between specific collections and the […]

alaex askaroff

Alex Askaroff

Some time ago I came across Alex Askaroff’s website Sewalot. I think it is the best sewing machine website I’ve seen. Alex has an obvious passion for sewing machines, especially of the antique variety. One word of warning… Alex has filled every page with so many interesting gems of information – viewing his site becomes […]

Dream Veils

Dream Veils

Hello, I have been sewing all my life. I was taught at a Catholic secondary school, needlework as it was called in them days, and I did my GCE needlecraft. In the ’60’s, the Mary Quant days. I would buy some fabric from the market on Saturday morning, copy from a picture of a mini […]

Kate Dicey – Dressmaker, Costume Maker, Tailoress

Kate Dicey – Dressmaker, Costume Maker, Tailoress

I’ve been sewing now for 48 years. It doesn’t feel like that long, and yes, I started young! I started making dolls clothes, put my first zip in a skirt for myself when I was seven, using my mothers Singer 66K, and for many years I was a hobby sewist, fitting projects in round teaching, […]

Kate Dicey’s Posh Frock Gallery

Kate Dicey’s Posh Frock Gallery

Here are some of the party frocks and other ‘posh’ frocks Kate has made for customers and family. Clicking on any image will open a new window with a larger version – click back on your browser to return. View more info about Kate’s posh frock projects here.

Kate Dicey’s Costume Gallery

Kate Dicey’s Costume Gallery

Just a select few of the costumes I have made over the years. The jester and elf costumes were for Phil Blackmore, a working entertainer. Click here for instructions for how to make the wings When you click an image you will be taken to the full sized version – click ‘back’ in your browser […]