Tuesday 19 October 2021: Sue identified a few gaps in our discussion about accessibility in sewing podcasts.
We’ve had over 240 guests on the podcast and while we’ve discussed accessibility Sue Stoney identified a few gaps that we needed to discuss further.
Sue has used hundreds of patterns and this list of issues are ones that pattern designers can use to make the lives of their customers easier to follow their instructions. Using redundant queues, avoiding colour use, including sizes on pattern grade lines, adding pattern layers, being aware of hearing loss, yellowing of the lens through age, sewn shown seated, designing for seated people, text to voice enabling to help read pdf patterns – these are some of the podcast gaps Sue Stoney identified that we needed to talk about.
Sue references WHO stats to state her case about how pattern designers can make their patterns more accessible to their customers who love their patterns.
She initially spoke about her Flint shorts and what she did to save them for another Summer season. Go to Sue’s post with all the specific save details she discussed in this podcast.
Series 3, Episode 1: Sue Stoney is a creative crafter and is an educator, hence we’re excited for Sue to start this series where you can get to share your sewing saves with our listeners. Make sure you listen to this new series – Sewing Save Series – led by Sue.
Like many of us, Sue loves remnants and using pre-loved items. The dilemma is remnant fabrics are often too small for what you thought they could become. Each episode Sue will give us the back story behind each project/s. Make sure you read the full details of this project on Sue’s blog post.
Sewover50 Stalwart: You may already be a fan of Sue Stoney through her blog fadanista – for indulging in fads or through her intagram account. Sue has always been on our list of people to chat to and thankfully Sue was able to fit in a chat with Maria over a morning coffee in Sue’s home, via Zoom of course.
Under the guise of chatting to Sue in her role as a Sewover50 stalwart, we hope you enjoy hearing about Sue’s sewing and crafting journey. She’s been making something since she was a little girl, living in England.
Sue’s career has put the brakes on her sewing life but she’s always come back to her passion for sewing and being creative.
You’ll have to listen to her podcast because there’s so much more to hear about Sue.