Monthly Archives: July 2011

  • Melody Miller Bundle

    melody miller bundle

    Four Fat Quarters of Melody Miller's funky designs for Kokka.

    Printed on Kokka's cotton/linen fabric - Bundle of Four £18.00

  • Organic Fabrics for Dressmaking

    We're getting in lots of new stock in at the moment as we prepare for our move into the shop and our organic fabric collection has been considerably boosted. We've added a couple of lovely lightweight fabrics -  some brand new gorgeous bamboo silk and some very pretty voile. Also, new lines in our checks and stripes section and herbal dyed cambric cotton in beautiful colours. Find the full collection here.

    As you know, we love organic cotton at Ray Stitch and would encourage you to use it as an alternative to non-organic cotton wherever possible. There might be very little discernible difference between the two but the differences in the environmental impact of its production are huge. Non-organic cotton production uses more chemicals per unit area than any other crop - only 2% of the world’s cultivated land is planted with cotton but 20% of chemical pesticides and 22% of all insecticides used globally are sprayed on cotton crops. These nasty chemicals have a dangerous effect on the health of those working in the industry and the levels of pollution they create have obvious serious implications for the bio-diversity of the local and global environment.

    And as it becomes more popular, organic cotton is becoming more of an affordable alternative. Watch this space for more organics coming your way.....

    Organic Fabric for Dressmaking

  • Sara Morgan Feedsack II

    We have a new collection of 1930's reproduction prints based on the famous fabric feedsacks which were put to a variety of uses in Depression era America. There's nothing depressing about these pretty florals! Find all of them here...

    feedsack

  • Hope you like the new website!

    We've had a bit of a revamp.

    To coincide with the imminent opening of our new shop in London, we've made changes to our website in order to bring you more information and a wider range of products. Please bear with us as we're not quite there yet - all will be ticketyboo in a day or two!

  • Japanese Prints

    We've a few additions to our lovely Japanese prints collection this week -  check out this twinkle of a toadstool print on medium weight cotton.

    And some more, typically fabulous, Echino prints on medium to heavy weight cotton/linen, find them here...

    new jap