Meet the crew

We’ve produced this podcast to showcase people in our community that help others. You’ll hear a range of interviews with sewing community contributors by Maria Theoharous, style podcasts with Anne Whalley and Brisbane locals podcasts by our Brisbane correspondent, Amy Tuite. You’ll always hear how our guests share their strategies to work through challenges life throws them. Each guest bravely shares their strategies with our creative online community everyday.¬† We hope you’ll support us through Patreon.

Meet the Producers

Maria Theoharous, Velosews keeps sewing and podcasting


Maria is small in stature but a giant of a woman. She has a big heart and an even bigger smile. She has a passion to sew and help others on their sewing journey also. Her eye for fashion is matched by her attention to detail in everything she does.
Maria is your podcast contact point, production developer, general sound engineer wiz and sewing fanatic.
This pint sized force sees no object that can’t be moved. Now sewing project too complicated to master. Come within range of her smile and you will be at ease and relaxed in an instant.
Within a short while you’ll be inspired to do great things. Listen carefully as she is quietly spoken but full of wisdom. Sewing everyday and monthly blogging for Minerva makers.

Anne Whalley, The Pattern Whisperer and style specialist

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Anne Whalley is passionate about fabric, patterns and is an avid sewer.
Helping people Dress to Express themselves and feel confident is something she lives for.
She knows what Patterns work best for different body shapes.
Anne Whalley empowers women and men with new ideas of how to use Style and Colour and apply that knowledge to take on new challenges in their lives.
She is a mentor who loves to encourage and equip people for fulfilling their life dreams no matter their size shape or age.
If you have a Wardrobe that doesn’t equip you for your day Anne will help you!
Your Wardrobe and Your life will never be the same again!
You can see Anne on Youtube. see her daily on instragram, or delve into her blog posts.

Our stylish correspondent

Amy Tuite, our Brisbane correspondent


Amy does have a website, although you’ll definitely find her at all Brisbane Spoolette functions. Just look Amy up on Instagram or facebook.

When Amy’s not sewing or being part of the sewing community, Amy can be found cooking up a storm as ironchefvegan. You’ll also find how her life is filled with cat adventures.

Bruce Whalley, our oracle and marketing guru

Melbourne’s Happiest Tram Driver
Can be seen regularly on National Television ABC 2 Think Tank
Avid book reader and historian
Born in 1843
Keeps his age well, loves talking about history because he has lived through most of it!
Loves his Vintage motorcycles
Advocate for Prostate Cancer
Mental Health Advocate for Movember Foundation
Board member of The Wolves Theatre