29th August 2017

Oekaki Renaissance Sewalongs at John Lewis

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We have some exciting news for all of you, the Oekaki Renaissance is coming to John Lewis! Our wonderful range will now be available in John Lewis Bluewater, John Lewis Oxford Street and Peter Jones Sloane Square, with even more store availability coming in October across 17 John Lewis stores. …

31st July 2017

Sewing athleticwear on your Oekaki

  For any keen sewist, sewing your own activewear can be hugely exciting but also has it’s own unique challenges. Here are some top tips for sewing activewear ready for the summer ahead. The good news is that the Oekaki machine can easily handle the challenges of sewing activewear. This …

27th June 2017

Decades of Machines: National Sewing Machine Day

This month saw an important national day for us sewists, National Sewing Machine Day! To celebrate the event earlier this month, we’ve put together some lovely vintage inspo for sewing machine fans everywhere. Take a look through our timeline of design. Which era is your favourite? The Very First The …

27th January 2017

Successful Sewing Resolutions

How has January been treating you? Now that we’re a few weeks in, all those resolutions made on New Year’s Day might have started slipping from your mind…. Each new year brings bright new promise to our sewing plans. We WILL finally get that one project complete. We will finally …

14th December 2016

Interview with Kate Tulett

  Did you love our Snowflake Placemat Tutorial? Meet the creator behind it! Kate Tulett is a textile artist and teacher known as Katy Lou. try to source all my fabrics and materials locally, scouring reclamation yards, car booties, the internet and charity shops for just the right frame, the …

01st November 2016

Embroidery artists create pieces for modern age

  For many centuries, embroidery skills have been a strong part of a young woman’s upbringing. Spanning the social classes, skilled needlework has been considered a worthwhile skill. But it has still been seen as “Women’s work”, and not an art form. Modern artists are using this medium to express …

24th October 2016

Oekaki Renaissance tours the UK & Europe

One thing we have noticed when it comes to the Toyota Oekaki Renaissance machine, is that those who use it for the first time fall in love. The machine can seem a little daunting at first, and some aren’t confident enough in their sewing ability to use it, but once …

24th August 2016

Oekaki Demonstration Schedule

  If you’d like a chance to get hands on with our fantastic Oekaki Renaissance sewing machine, then look no further! We’ve got a whole host of dates between now and the end of the year, where we’ll be taking the Oekaki demonstration on tour for our fantastic crafty crowds. Check below …

19th August 2016

Exploring the New Oekaki World Website

We’ve launched some fabulous new Oekaki World features, and whether you’re web-savvy or not, we’d love you to get the most out of them! To help you see the changes, and find your way around – here’s our handy What’s Where for our website update! See Oekaki Projects The best thing …

13th June 2016

National Sewing Machine Day: The History of Toyota

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image image=”3761″ img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] This national sewing machine day (over 200 years since the first sewing machine) we’re taking a look back at the history of Toyota. While we’re proud of where we are now, we haven’t forgotten the humble roots the Oekaki Renaissance came from. With a rich …