Hi my name is Fi Laidlaw (still Hocking sometimes, was my married name) & I am the designer & maker of quilts & homewares stitched together with love.
I hope to use my blog, Living Cloth , as a journal of discovery, a showcase for my designs, quilts & homewares, glimpses of sidetracks along the way – life I guess!
I am also mum to 2 beautiful young adults & we live in an old cottage in a small town in Queensland, Australia.
I have dabbled in many crafts over the years but cloth & textiles have certainly taken hold as my main passion. I suppose it started when the kids were little & I took up sewing again as many women do & progressed to patchwork & quilting.
I have always loved textiles, spinning, felting, knitting & natural dyeing.
After years of being a stay at home mum to my gorgeous kids, I returned to full time work at an online patchwork shop – woo hoo!!!! (not too good on the old wallet though).
So, I hope to use my blog as inspiration & a visual record of the wonderful craft of patchwork & quilting, to also work on creating patterns & tutorials of techniques I have learned & developed.
I also love photography & intend to continue working on improving my photography skills. Cooking, collecting stuff (my Dad calls it junk, I call it an increasing stash of photo props), books, interior mags, typography & gardening are just some of my other interests!
I must also say here a huge thank you to my family & friends for their wonderful support & encouragement to keep on going.
I hope you can join me on my journey of discovery.
Please feel free to contact me
or pop on over to my Instagram @living_cloth
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