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The trapilho comeback

Sep 14, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Trapilho is back in our online haberdashery. Straight from Portugal, these big balls of thread from recycling are ideal to quickly crochet bag and basket.

Find Online all the new colors:

blue, dark heather gray, light heather gray, beige, pink, white and especially fluorescent yellow!

nouveauté trapilho

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Through this blog, we talk mostly of our products, our discoveries and tutorials that have been developed, but we do not talk much about us, the one that founded the company A&A Patrons up people who now develops it and the various activities that have been developed over time.

Indeed, we see regularly, talking to those who move at our offices in Nantes, they are amazed at our many activities and they would like to learn more!

That's why we wanted to tell you our history at first, and then the details of our activities through a second blog post coming soon,

1/ The A&A Patrons history

We truly immersed in our archives to tell you all about it!

The company was founded in 1989 in Nantes, by the will of Nadine, trained in fashion design professorship, to create her children sewing patterns brand.
A few years later, Nadine noted, making animations for sewing in Paris Tissus Reine (a famous fabric store near Montmartre), a need for people to get personal couture training. She decided to offer household sewing workshops and a new service custom tailored patterns. Meanwhile, Nadine answers many requests for patterns for making and thus develops her own fashion design office for ready-to-wear.

A&A first patterns

Then in 1994, A&A Patrons needs to expand and Nadine opened her first premises in Nantes. In addition to ongoing activities, such as creating "wallet" patterns for children and sewing workshops, Nadine launched herself into the fashion design professional training.

former haberdashery A et A Patrons in Nantes

Then, in response to a growing demand of her students of a need for technical haberdashery (colors choice, technical advice ...). Nadine changes her premises in1997 to open her haberdashery in Nantes historical center while developing her Vocational Training Centre: The haberdashery on the ground floor, the training center on the second floor always coupled with the fashion design office.

With the increasing development of the Web, and thanks to Yannick computer skills, her husband. A&A Patrons decides to go in 2000 in the online business by opening one of the first online haberdashery.

In 2008, Nadine, to better manage her business, decides to refocus her structure on the online haberdashery and fashion design office and so stops her vocational training activity and the physical haberdashery (the store located in Nantes).

A&A Patrons website before after

The online haberdashery gradually takes the scale and passing the years, the technology of the first website becomes obsolete. In 2012, Yannick completely recasts the online haberdashery to become the site you see today (which is still evolving every day!).

Aléfil workshop in Paris

The same year, Amandine, the Nadine and Yannick's daughter, wool & knitting passionate, is embarking on a workshop-boutique in Paris (Aléfil) in order to propose French quality knitting wool, haberdashery and knitting, crochet and sewing courses.
A live exchange takes place between Aléfil and A&A Patrons, the proposed haberdashery coming directly from A&A Patrons, the wool offered on A&A Patrons coming from the Aléfil shop. The Aléfil workshop-boutique is naturally called "the daughter structure" of A&A Patrons.

In 2013, Amandine moved to Nantes, closes Aléfil and fully supports the mother structure for both the online haberdashery and the fashion design office, while continuing her knitting, crochet and sewing course activity (at Henry & Henriette particularly,).

 

Today, you would have understand it, A&A Patrons has a strong experience in both fashion design (more than 25 years!) but also, and in addition, in creative leisure, technical haberdashery, (mainly French) with complementary family skills!

You will find in an upcoming episode, more information about our work today, our know-how and the structure of the company ...

Did you like the little story?

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How to make a basket in trapilho?

Mar 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM

After the success of the trapilho crochet basket, free pattern to download here, we thought it was necessary to start with you.

Because we regularly offer the trapilho basket workshop at Henry & Henriette in Nantes, we also noticed that the beginning was hard to achieve and retain, once the we had completed his first basket.

To fill this gap, so we made a video to start the basket, that is its bottom. The part to create the edges being much simpler following the explanations.

Find our great trapilho balls here and small there. The trapilho crochet basket kit is available here.The Knit Pro Waves hooks (which can be seen on the video 8mm) are here.

Please tell us what you think about this video and suggest us some others!

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Which pair of scissors for sewing?

Sep 4, 2013 12:00:00 AM

There are mainly scissors for sewing: two kinds of scissors, scissors conventional all-metal type "Nogent" in France or scissors metal blades and ergonomic plastic handles.In these two categories, there is provided a choice of blade lengths that range from 16.5 to 25 cm (see above). The classics are a great value with a more traditional appearance regrindable, those ergonomic handles are adapted to the shape of the hand but are sometimes less accurate cutting of the end (the shape of the tip is coarser than the classic scissors to check when buying.) The cut-son can quickly cut the son at the end of a machine seam. For embroidery, there are small scissors short and thin blades. The pinking shears temporarily help limit fraying or make a decorative finish in tissues that do not fray, but beware these scissors can wear very quickly if they are not of good quality.

Pinking shears

Can we take all kinds of scissors to cut fabric?

fabric to be well cut, demand a certain quality of scissors and precision in cutting. For a beginner who buys first prices scissors, one quickly realizes that all evil scissors cut a little delicate fabrics or thick etc ... We must therefore invest in a good pair of scissors, it is an investment that you never regret, well maintained scissors keep indefinitely

Embroidery scissors

Is there any sewing scissors adapted to left-handed person?

yes, a range of scissors was created specially for left-handed

Métal thread-cut

What size to choose for scissors?

There are different lengths of scissors, those who are very long are reserved for professionals who need long blades to quickly cut long lengths of fabric, but they are heavy and tiring to handle.

Nogent scissors

Which scissors to any activity (embroidery, sewing, knitting)?

For sewing, you need a pair of scissors average length will only cut the fabric with pointed ends (for greater cutting accuracy), a pair of scissors will only cut paper (for employers) and a pair of embroidery scissors for all small delicate and precise cuts (make a buttonhole, pinking etc. ..). When you sew much to the sewing machine, it is also useful to have a wire cutter. For embroidery, embroidery scissors is essential and it is also used for knitting and crochet.

Embroidery scissors

What are indispensable scissors when you start?

A pair of scissors for fabric, scissors and paper scissors embroidery, yes, I know, it's three pairs of scissors to buy!

How can my scissors cut over time?

Still well in time there is a rule of thumb: the fabric scissors cut the fabric and paper scissors cut the paperdo. In fact, the paper is very abrasive blades of scissors, so if you discipline yourself not to follow this rule, "fabric" scissors cut paper will also not intersect anything good! But do not worry, nothing is irreversible, if you have a pair of "classic" scissors you can make sharpening (that is anyway an operation to do make time to time to maintain his scissors.) It was a trade in endangered but thanks to the internet fairy, there are now grinders mail . For scissors plastic handles, there are small individual sharpeners that can refresh yourself its blades. Lately appeared on the Japanese market scissors blades with an exceptional quality of cut, which even allow you to cut both fabric and paper, as professionals we use the paper pattern fusible and this allows us to cut both fabric and boss when the boss was stuck on the fabric.

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The phenomenon Zpagetti!

Oct 25, 2012 12:00:00 AM

Two new simultaneously:

Firstly, we welcome a new thread in the famous shop ... Zpagetti! This is an amazing thread, it comes from recycled fabric and jersey can crochet / knit with needles 10 to 15 mm ! We thus obtain a work that can quickly go the basket, passing through the carpet bag and pillow.

It is now available in 14 color choices! :

fil zpagetti

The second: The workshop Aléfil in Paris (which holds the knitting store site) is on France 2 this morning!
Report  "Les nouvelles laines sont arrivées !" (the new wool yarn arrived!) by Aurélia Bloch under the France 2 program "c'est au programme" (it's sheduled) on 25/10/2012 by Sophie Davant.

Revisit the France 2 program.

 

A very simple bag project has been notably presented. Find explanations here (french):

sac zpagetti

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