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Anya Kovacs

Mannequins: The Gilded Lily

Mannequins: The Gilded Lily

Inspired by the gilded form seen in many a Sparklewren photograph, Anya has another go at making a display form - with sparkle!

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The DIY Dressform Hack, Part 3

The DIY Dressform Hack, Part 3

Anya continues her dressform journey by documenting her own process of making a body cast for accurate fittings.

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DIY Mannequins for Draping and Corsetry Display

DIY Mannequins for Draping and Corsetry Display

Anya consolidates some of the information on dress forms, discussing different techniques and their various pros and cons.

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Mannequins: The Shape of Culture

Mannequins: The Shape of Culture

The first of a series in which Anya will summarise her mannequin quest to assist in creating your own dress form or display mannequin.

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Tambour Beading

Tambour Beading

Anya introduces Tambour beading, an embellishment technique using a hook/needle hybrid on fabric stretched in a frame.

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How to Create Silk Cutwork

How to Create Silk Cutwork

A fiddly but simple method, and the results are astonishingly lovely. Here's how to create your own couture silk lingerie!

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