Nina Murden - The Lewes Seamstress


Repairs to tent







Yes, I repair tents too, not often, but worthwhile considering the price of this quality tent and considering the environmental impact of plastics dumped.


Working on alterations to a pair of trousers for an electrical engineer soon to be working on the wind farms being built off Brighton .  Interesting very tough cotton drill fabric, registered as ‘Cordura fabric’, and registered as an Oeko-Tex Standard 100 – a uniform standard of testing and certification at all stages of production,  ensuring  as I have discovered that the materials and the dyes used and other treatments of fabrics does not exceed the maximum allowed content values of harmful substances. So an acknowledgement that clothing production methods and substances potentially do harm the makers of, and the eventual wearer of the garment. “The certification covers multiple human-ecological attributes, including harmful substances which are prohibited or regulated by law, OEKO-TEX GARMENT2chemicals which are known to be harmful to health, but are not officially forbidden, and parameters which are included as a precautionary measure to safeguard health.”

My Workshop on the Downs

Lewes Sewing Workshops

My ‘She Shed’ was mentioned on Gardener’s Question Time , Radio 4 this last week.

Here is a link to the programme, my letter is read out in minute 24