Series 2, Episode 22: Juliet Walsh chats about the technology behind Gutermann sewing threads including cotton threads, quilting threads, sew-all threads, silk threads, elastic threads, metallic threads and the list goes on. You can hear just how much Juliet loves her work.
Thursday 18 June 2020: Susan Young continues to discuss her Sewover50 blog post about your fabric purchases. This episode goes into weighing up purchasing long lasting plastic-based fabrics against ‘natural’ fibres. Susan refers to her review of the Fashioned from Nature exhibit that took place at the V&A Museum exhibit a few years ago. We then discuss reduce, reuse, recycle. Make sure you read The Golden Thread-how fabric changed history by Kassia St Clair.
Series 2, Episode 21: Jacinta is a vintage fashion lover; owner of 35 plants and she is sassy as Mariah Carey. You will know Jacinta as the driving force behind ‘Spending your money where it counts‘ blog post on Sewcialists published on 6 June. Here’s Jacinta’s podcast blog post.
Tuesday 16 June 2020: 1,941 people attended Sewing Weekender online last week. They came from 37 countries. 23,610UK pounds were raised for NHS Charities Together, Mind Charity, Black Lives Matter and the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. Charlotte, Kate and Rachel of the Fold Line, took their local Sewing Weekender and made it available to everyone who wanted to be part of this sewing get-together. Chloe also updates us on the way Sewcialists is growing their sewing community engagement to continue to be inclusive.
Monday 15 June 2020: Louise Sparrow updates us on the success of ASG running online sewing workshops using Zoom. There are so many more workshops being run and you’ll hear about their planned workshops that are filling up fast.