Oakshott Fabric Challenge

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Oakshott Fabric Challenge

Michael Oakshott at Oakshott fabrics has kindly provided some of their beautiful Lipari shot cottons to be used in a sewing project on this site.   The Lipari fabrics are made with a black warp which gives the fabrics a beautiful shimmery colour to them.  It's really hard to capture the beauty of these fabrics by camera, they have to be seen to be fully appreciated.

Oakshott shot cotton fabrics


I have a selection of Lipari fat 8ths to giveaway and in exchange I am looking for someone to write a project for the site featuring the fabrics.  The project will of course be fuly credited to whoever write the project and include details of their business, site or blog if they have one as well as a link to help lure some of the 70,000 a month visitors this site gets to visit your site.


I will be sending out 8 of these fabrics to 2 different people to write a project for the site.  Ideally I'm looking for something fairly small and simple to sew.    You could cut them up into scraps and write a scrappy project, or keep them as fat 8ths. 

The format should follow the other projects on the site, look at this one for an example.   A supplies list, step by step instructions to follow, ideally accompanied by a photo of each stage too.

So if you have an idea of something you could make using these fabrics and could turn into a project for the site please e-mail me on How to contact The Sewing Directory with your idea, using Fabric Challenge as your e-mail title. In 1 week's time, Friday 28th March after 12pm I will announce who will be selected and send the fabrics out to them.  The projects must be sent to me within 1 month of receiving the fabrics.

So if these fabrics are making you feel inspired do drop me a line.

Beautiful shot cottons from Oakshott Fabrics

Free post offer

The codes below will give you free postage when you order from Oakshott fabrics (subject to the minimum order values) until the 31st of March.

UK - BISLEY - Minimum order value of £60

Europe - LYON - Minimum order value of €100

USA/Canada - BOSTON - Minimum order value of $200

Rest of the world - TONGA - Minimum order value of £170

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