Dyer & Sparks has packed a suitcase full of fabrics, dyes, tools and patterns, and set off for Paris! For the next couple of months, our makeshift studio will be a surprisingly quiet apartment not far from the Arc de Triomphe.

Paris this time of year is wet and gloomy, but less choked with tourist than other times - and the weather is a perfect excuse to dawdle around museums looking for inspiration and making sketches.