We're a family business in the UK doing dressmaking and our own original embroideries.
Clare does the dressmaking and is a City and Guilds Tailor who can create clothes that fit properly.
Lawrence does the embroidery design with a head full of strange ideas. He also presses the wrong buttons on the camera and then messes about with the photos on the PC.
The kids help out by making tea, and the cat is purely ornamental.
Together we make things for people with imagination.
We produce our own:
- Art Wear :
Original Art Embroidery on Shirts - we machine embroider small batches of quality pre-made garments with our own unique designs, using novel techniques, our own artwork and our own hand crafted stitch design.
Bobby Dazzler Fabric Jewellery - our own design of embroidered silk jewellery. We make them from silk fabric, embroider them with our own designs and hand finish them.
- Sewing :
Made to Measure Clothes for Ladies, Gents & Children.
Alterations and Repairs.
Custom embroidered panels for other dressmakers.
- Irish Dance:
we make, adjust and repair Irish Dance Costumes.
Our embroidery designs have a heavy Celtic influence, utilising spirals and keypatterns as well as the more familiar knotwork. We also take influences from historic and fantasy concepts so we have viking/norse designs with phoenix and dragons too. We like large bold designs with good use of colour, and have a clothing tattoo style. "We don't do Betty Boop!"Our art wear embroideries are all durable for frequent wear
. They do not fade or crack, are machine washable, they are soft draping (not stiff) and can be ironed, they stay looking good for years.
In addition to our international Etsy store we can do direct mail order in the UK. Just send us a DA note or email. For security, card payments only taken by phone. We can often be found trying to sell our creations from our stall at street markets, craft fairs, steam rallies, country shows, folk music festivals, and local community events around the northern end of Leicestershire.Full contact details including phone and email on our webpage at fancytogs.co.uk
Favourite Visual Artist
Some like it hot, Beautiful Creatures, 51st State, Muppet Treasure Island
Favourite TV Shows
no telly, but DVDs of: Firefly, Clangers, Ghost in the Shell
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
AC/DC, Peter Gabriel, Marillion, Sky
Discworld series, Good Omens, LOTR, Pride & Prejudice, Little White Horse
Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, George MacDonald Fraser, Spike Milligan, Elizabeth Gouge
Chess, Warhammer 40K, Tie Fighter, Monkey Island, Muppet Treasure Island, Civ4
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Tajima TFMXC1501, Pulse 2009, Jenome sewing m/c, scissors, pins, needles & threads,
fruit wine making, motorsport, motorbikes, photography