Made my wardrobe

I came across the project a few months ago through Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.  It is the inspiring story of Lydia Higginson who has undertaken the impressive task of creating every single item in her wardrobe – including her bras and pants! She did this by learning new skills, building friendships with crafts women and focussing her creativity and determination.

She embarked on this project as a response of to a life-changing sexual assault. At first, she felt her life had been destroyed but through her own strength and creativity, she used textiles as a means to recover by making an exquisitely beautiful collection of garments.  Her mission was to ‘amour herself in clothes made from  love’. She threw herself into learning new skills, working with beautiful colours, fabrics, and embroideries. She now runs textile workshops and courses, inspiring and teaching others. This is the most extraordinary example of the power of creativity to heal, and the community of textiles makers.  

You can read about Lydia's story here…

And read her bog here..