Plum Porridge

Amanda Barwick Plus

“Fabric treats sewn for you and your home”

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About Plum Porridge

Plum Porridge

Fabric treats sewn for you and your home.

My mum was always sewing, often out of necessity but also because she loved it and I suppose I was always going to follow in her footsteps. At senior school, I had the most amazing needlework teacher, who drilled us mercilessly in technique, but allowed us to rebel just enough to develop our own style. I think my love of fabric began when she took us to Liberty and John Lewis in London to buy our fabric for A level - she was insisting on pure wool but I managed to talk her round and came home with the most gorgeous cream Treveira!

As well as sewing for my Folksy shop, I use my skills to help various charities and I make things to sell at a local community market.

In my shop you will find things that I have been making for years, like my heart decorations and peg bags, but I'm always trying new things too, so you never know what you might find. Usually a fabric will inspire the make, not the other way round, and my fabrics come from various sources. Sometimes I use reclaimed fabric or salvaged embroidery, and if this is the case, I will point this out in the listing, otherwise it is safe to presume the fabric is new.

I would love you to visit my Facebook page, also called Plum Porridge, mostly about sewing but sometimes about life here in Derbyshire.