Tools of the Trade - 4

These are our measuring and counting pins. We made the set here in the studio and use them to mark off metres of fabric. I cannot overstate how useful they are - sometimes it is the smallest simplest things that make all the difference.

And speaking of tools - I love this image by Kangan Arora of the 'Master Scissors Workshop' in Ludhiana. I was over the moon when Kangan gave me a print of the image - it is hanging now next to a painting of damsons by Bridget MacDonald in our house - lovely echoes of deep shadowy plummy colours.