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Needlework

Get The Look: Baroque

Less is definitely not more this autumn as opulence made a comeback on the catwalks.

Friday, 12 October, 2012, 10:25am

Hobby rewards patience

Western-style embroidery can be a hobby for both sexes, of any age and from all walks of life.

Students can put their creativity and artistic ability into something tangible that will enhance their patience and help them relax.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Get hip with 'granny chic'

The trend for vintage pieces in interiors has also coincided with a move towards handmade objects that bring character and charm to the home.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Create some cool jewels

Get your hands moving and your crafty juices flowing. It's time to add this cool bracelet to your spring collection. DIY lover Isana Tse Chi-hung shares the six simple steps you need to take to create a beautiful bracelet of your own.

10 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Dream weavers

Cashmere designs are not known for being groundbreaking - this most luxurious of fabrics traditionally has been restricted to scarves, twin sets and frumpy cardigans. But the knit appears to be enjoying a renaissance as a hip fabric du jour.

24 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Reis helps save the children, one stitch at a time

Michele Reis loves knitting. It's hard to believe a glamorous star has such an unglamorous hobby, but the actress proved it with two needles and some yarn on Wednesday at the launch of Save the Children's 'Knit One, Save One' campaign at Festival Walk.

4 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Alice Maud Apponyi

Who started it? Born in London and raised in the English county of Oxfordshire, Alice Maud began her career in fashion at the age of 17, when she worked as an assistant to designer Stephen Burrows. After working with stylist Philip Bloch in Los Angeles, she returned to London and studied fashion history at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

19 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

iCandy

From Indian embroidery to tribal totem heels, ethnic-inspired fashion is a buzzword for spring. Designers such as Marc Jacobs and Christopher Kane have tapped into global exotica for their latest collections, looking to places such as India or Africa for inspiration.

13 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Horace

Who started it? British brand Horace was started by friends Adam Entwisle and Emma Hales. Entwisle graduated with an MA in women's wear from Central St Martins College of Art and Design in 1999, while Hales earned a BA in women's wear from the Surrey Institute in 1997. The pair met during their school days and began collaborating with stylists and editors.

22 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Hanging by a thread

Evelyna Liang Yi-woo is unfurling a jumble of vibrantly coloured quilts at her Wong Chuk Hang studio. Each handicraft shows a tableau of daily life: a child playing, a woman tending a field, a family at dinner.

The needlework is a trip down memory lane, says Liang, who for two decades has been using fabric art to build confidence and community spirit among women's groups.

29 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

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