episodes · health · sewing advice

Finding your tribe

Episode 9: Finding your tribe at Adelaide Frocktails with @groovygreylook Meridy Dunn 26 minutes audio time.

Adelaide had their first ‘frocktails’ in September. @groovygreylook Meridy Dunn gives us an insight about how with Betty and Fiona, they brought together country and city sewists together.

Amazing Meridy Dunn

How do you find your tribe?

Keep an ear out for part 2 with @groovygreylook.

episodes · sewing advice

Silk, lace and couture with Tatyana

Listen to Tatyana Anderson in episode 5: Silk, lace and couture sewing. 42 minutes audio time.

Left to right: Maria, Tatyana Anderson and Anne Whalley

We met Tatyana at her lovely Melbourne work studio and she talked us through her design aesthetic, couture heritage and how she’s keeping couture techniques alive in Australia through her sewing/couture workshops and Australian Sewing Guild leadership.

You’ll hear how her dedication to keeping these couture skills alive in Australia means that she does answer couture questions well into the night. Tatyana never stops supporting the sewing community.

You can follow Tatyana on instagram, on her website. on facebook or on Pinterest

Such delicate and feminine work.
You can see the samples and design inspirations at Tatyana’s studio
Just one of Tatyana’s gorgeous designs

This episode was produced by Maria Theoharous and Anne Whalley with permission of Tatyana Anderson. Sound by Bensound. Support us via our Patreon page.

episodes · resources · sewing advice · sewing retailer

Better online fabric shopping

There was a time when the thought of online fabric shopping was an idea sewing and craft people would not consider or want.

Listen to Elizabeth talk about her research on Episode 4 Jumbo mega online fabric shopping guide 21 minutes audio time.

About Me

Elizabeth of Elizabethmadethis.com has created a couple of very helpful blog posts about online fabric shopping. Elizabeth has always shared her research and ideas for sewing people because she has always been supportive to the community.

Elizabeth of Elizabethmadethis.com has created a couple of very helpful blog posts about online fabric shopping. Elizabeth has always shared her research and ideas for sewing people because she has always been supportive to the community.

Earlier this month Elizabeth wrote a great blog post called 16 tips for better fabric shopping online. Elizabeth has now added to this blog post with a Jumbo mega online fabric shopping guide containing over 200 online fabric retailers that span across 4 English speaking countries – The States, Canada, the UK and Australia. This is just the start of a great resource from Elizabeth. Listen to the real story behind Elizabeth’s research.

stack of fabrics in purple tones

This podcast was produced by Maria Theoharous after assisting Elizabeth with her online fabric retailer research. Permission by Elizabeth. Sound by Bensound. Support us via our Patreon page.

episodes · sewing retailer

We found Jimmy buttons

Anne at Jimmy Buttons front door

Series 1 Episode 1 Listen to our very first podcast!!! 9 minutes audio time recorded at Jimmy Buttons.

Get to Jimmy buttons at 375 George Street, Fitzroy, Victoria

Take a peek inside.

Location 375 George Street, Fitzroy, Victoria  Call (03) 9419 4500

Email: source@jimmybuttons.com.au
Website: http://www.jimmybuttons.com.au

Melbourne’s an easy place to get around if you’re staying for a short visit. Jump on a tram to get to Jimmy Buttons – an icon to the sewing community. It’s where we can source all sorts of notions locally. Jimmy has been serving the clothing community and the sewing community now for 31 years and he confessed to us that he wants a holiday.

You can read more about Jimmy Buttons:
http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/about-town/three-great–haberdashery-heavens-20110825-1jbqf.html
http://lifeatnumber10.blogspot.com.au/2010/04/jimmy-buttons.html
http://travelknitter.com/2009/03/08/melbourne-buttons/
http://hessianmag.com/2014/03/21/jimmys-buttons/

This podcast was produced by Maria Theoharous, Anne Whalley and tram directions by Bruce Whalley. Interview permission obtained from Jimmy! Video by Bruce Whalley. Podcast editing by Maria Theoharous. Sound by Bensound.

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