And... yipeee the stock has arrived!
|See the Sisters Guild boutique for more details|
Clothkits was such a memorable part of our childhood. Clothkits just off Union St in Bath was the place to shop for creative mums, and we have to admit now that our mum was pretty cool in her day (even though there was a phase when we refused to stand next to her at the school bus-stop due to her bright pink lace up boots - oh, how I wish she still had them!). I loved going to that shop, surrounded by fabrics , patterns and prints - a visual treat for my childs' eyes. I'm going to have to do a whole new blog post about memories of Bath as a kid - Moles cafe, Harvest with it's big red play pen, Walcot Street festival - makes me want to move back there. That's Clothkits nostalgia for you!
The Clothkits clothes our mum created during late night sewing sessions on the old Singer machine were just beautiful, the most memorable being the corduroy dresses, one red, one purple, with hand printed nature patterns. All 3 of us sisters wore them in turn (yes, there's 3 of us sisters - our lovely Zoe, the oldest sis will surely be getting involved at some stage!) Our little brother had lots of stripey bright Clothkits jumpers too - from the readymade collection. A few dresses remain, and Carla's girls are next in line to wear them.
We feel Kay Mawer has brought Clothkits into the 21st Century so perfectly and taken it to a stunning new level by involving artists and designers such as Rob Ryan, Mini Moderns, Jane Foster and People will always need plates. Now the new generation of mums who love to make stuff can get some creative satisfaction from making a Clothkits piece, and there'll be a whole new trunk of treasured things to hand down and share.
To discover the Clothkits collection pop along to the Sisters Guild boutique here
We are digging around for some old photos and will post them here as soon as we've dusted them off.
Here, I found some!
Please leave your own Clothkits memories here.