While Elke can’t remember who taught her to sew, she has always sewn and in a way was influenced by her 2 aunts on her father’s side. Her aunts had a knitting machine and they created the most beautiful knitted garments.
What Elke did realise that using a knitting machine would mean she would need lots of storage space for all the wool yarns used, as she saw from her aunts.
Elke is a SewOver50 follower who was able to attend SewOver50 Frocktails in September.
Elke talks about how as a sewist, we get caught in the perfection of the pattern we’re using. She has learnt that if the garment looks good from 3′ away, you’ve done a great job.
She has sewn some amazing garments using Julia Allison Cost fabrics too.