Articles by Miriam Roemer-Arifovic

Articles by Miriam Roemer-Arifovic

Miriam has a deep love for fabrics and fibres and enjoys curating a selection of textured and printed fabrics for her shop. She likes to share her deeper knowledge of fibres and real life application of materials with her peers and welcomes conversations to futher explore this limitless craft.
How to sew a hanging tea towel - Tutorial by Mimifabrics
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How to sew a hanging tea towel - Tutorial by Mimifabrics

How to sew a hanging tea towel

Do you like to keep a tea towel handy at your oven door, only for it to slip and fall off?

Then this tutorial is perfect for you.

I have started sewing these towels and never want to go back to my old ones. Not only are they functional but also super pretty in your kitchen.

This is a simple project you can sew using your sewing machine at home, only straight stitches are needed for this project.


Summer Sock Knitting 2023
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Mimi's first annual Summer Sock Knitting Club 2023

Invitation to join the Summer Sock Knitting Club 2023


Summer is finally here! With warmer weather and longer days, we are spending more time outside, travelling and visiting friends and family. 

As makers, our need for creativity means that we all love to keep our hands busy no matter where we are. 

If you are looking for a fun and portable summer project, we highly recommend that you give sock knitting a go! All you need is a set of knitting needles, and a skein of yarn. This is a project that can fit easily in your purse, and versatile enough for a few quick minutes of knitting, or hours of peaceful, quiet knitting.  This means that you can knit pretty much anywhere, in the car, on a plane, in your backyard, at the park, beach, on the bus.. You get the idea. 

Never knit socks before? Veteran sock knitter but would love to have a community to hang out in and discuss all things socks? Join Mimi’s first annual Summer Sock Knitting Club on Facebook, where you can hang out with other sock knitters, and enjoy a fun summer of sock knitting. 


Who should join this event?

From Fibres to Thread to Fabrics - Understanding fabrics and how they are made
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From Fibres to Thread to Fabrics - Understanding fabrics and how they are made

One of the most common questions we get asked about at the Mimi shop, is about the many types of fabrics, and how to differentiate between them. More often than not, the terms for fibres and fabrics get mixed up, leading to much confusion. In this blog post, I would like to help you understand the differences, and learn more about this very important aspect of fabric selection. 

Let’s start right at the beginning. 

The most basic way to look at it is - FIBRE to THREAD/YARN to FABRIC

Once we start delving into the details, it gets just a teeny bit complex. 

Keep on reading...