The creative services of Kiaz Trepte
It all started with my Chihuahua Bunty wearing her handsewn bandanna to the park. Suddenly everyone wanted one for their beloved pooch! I can make to order, but also hold a few designs in stock favouring quirky prints and tartans. Favourites are cow print, skulls, tattoos, stars and liquorice allsorts!! I can even have names embroidered on...or make a one off fancy dress doggy outfit from scratch...what have you always wanted to dress Hamish as?
Cards & Invites
There is something so nice about getting a piece of handmade art on your doorstep instead of the usual bills and flyers. I can design something for your occasion, or how about having cards stamped with a personalised message or name to make them truly original? Because I can work to small order amounts, personally designed cards are perfect for themed weddings or parties from 20 to 100 people. I don't charge over inflated prices for my artwork and am happy to keep your budget in mind when choosing how we create your amazing invites or thank you cards. I work mostly by hand, with little digital wizardry mixing old and new techniques....it's very old school and retains a real 'handmade' edge. Keep it simple and stylish!
Hand Pattern cutting
I was trained for twelve years in the lost art of hand pattern cutting ( before computers were invented!!) It's a fascinating subject and I can basically cut sample and production level patterns in all sizes for anything you can imagine, from soft furnishings to elaborate ballgowns, corsets to dog jackets and each will be totally individual and made to measure. Why not challenge me with a wonderful garment you have always wanted made up in different fabric, or a doggy jacket that just needs another inch on the length? I can happily help with large production runs, or simply making a copy of a much loved vintage piece. I have gallons of skill.....but no one in the fashion industry now uses hand done patterns, preferring the bog standard CAD computer programmes which I think take away the essence of flair and individuality in garments these days. I think there is something really special about having a piece measured and made just for you....Made to Treasure!