Happy New Year everyone!
Love this beautiful story a doctor who sews a baby quilt for every patient that he delivers.
Fabric pleating is an age-old craft that is a dying art. Read about Melbourne’s last hand-pleating workshop Specialty Pleaters. The process of pleating is fascinating and so gorgeous.
Melanie from PoppyKettle recently shared her visit to their studio.
Sewing Skill Builder
Many of us are teaching ourselves to sew and thanks to the wide array of online material, it has never been easier.
This year I’m doing a series called Fabric Fix where each month I will write a post on a different natural fabric. We’re kicking it off for January with linen- one of my favourites!
There is a new sewing magazine on the scene but this one is all about sewing menswear. It’s called Bartack.
A news story about the scientific and analytical nature of pattern making. I couldn’t agree more. Pattern making is both a science and an art.
Hear Me Out
Check out my favourite podcasts of the month.
Dirty John, is a true story about a dangerous con artist. It is not a new podcast but was new to me and what a listen! I binged all the episodes within 3 days. It has also recently been made into a tv series.
What I’m reading
"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies" - George R. R. Martin
This novel tackles big issues around racism and extremism. A provoking read indeed.
I hope you have enjoyed this month's issue.
If you have any recommendations for me, I would love to know! You can get in touch via email, Instagram or leave a comment below.
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