I am a huge fan of Helen and Caroline and when they started their podcast, Love to Sew, I knew I needed to have them on for a chat. It is so much fun to listen to their conversations on their podcast and I have to admit it makes me want a cohost! lol I wanted to have them on to talk about why they started the podcast, their own businesses, and pretty much everything in between. It is so much fun to have another podcaster on the show because they are usually in my shoes so turning the tables is so much fun for us both. You are going to love this episode and I am pretty sure you will be subscribing right away to the Love to Sew podcast.
I am chatting with Minki Kim today on the podcast. I need to warn you to get ready for some inspiration. Minki Kim is someone I have followed online for a really long time so when the opportunity came to have a chat with her I was so excited. She was a little nervous about chatting because English is her second language. I thought she did an amazing job of sharing more about her journey into sewing. how she gets inspired in her creative process, and so much more. I ask all of the questions on photography, illustrating with thread, business, oh and her amazing fabric collections. I can’t wait for you to listen to this episode because it is just full of so much great information and inspiration.
HI! Stephanie here. I am popping in on todays episode to tell you a little bit about what is coming up in 2018 for Modern Sewciety. I have been working behind the scenes on some things and I can’t wait to share some sneak peaks with you. I also share a little bit about what worked for me and what didn’t work in 2017. AND one big THANK YOU to you, my amazing listeners, for all of your support. Just a quick note from the podcaster who loves you!
Wendy Ward is on the podcast today chatting about sewing your own clothes. Wendy is a teacher and the creative behind the website Wendy Ward, her website full of so many great resources for getting starting on your own wardrobe. I love to sew my own clothes and think that sometimes it seems scary to quilters. I don’t think it has to be and Wendy has several books that will help you get started. We chat about her books on making skirts, dresses, and her upcoming book about sewing with knits. We also chat about her business and why she thinks it is important to use ethical and sustainable materials in your projects. You won’t want to miss this episode.
Lindsey Neill from Pen and Paper Patterns is on the podcast today and it is full of inspiration. I have been a fan of Lindsey for some time. I mean her instagram is full of awesomeness and makes me want to sew every second of every day. I wanted to have Lindsey on to chat about her patterns, her amazing photography skills, and what she has going on over at the Pen and Paper Studio. Lindsey shares a lot of business information with us which is always so much fun. I love learning what is working for others in their online businesses. You have to check out this fun chat with Lindsey.
Patricia Belyea is on the podcast today to chat about Japanese Inspired Designs and Fabrics. She is the owner and fabric curator of Japanese fabrics at Okan Arts her online shop filled with one of a kind yukata cottons. She recently wrote an amazing book, East Meets West Quilts, centered around yukata cottons and how they inspire her creative work. The book features yukata cottons, but also featuring modern fabrics, in a unique way with various projects. Patricia and I chat about how her collection of yukata cottons started, what inspires her creative process, her experience with the book writing process, and why she has a Quilt Manifesto in the book. This is such an inspiring chat filled with so much inspiration.
I am chatting with Amy Ellis the co-creator of Curated Quilts Magazine, a new magazine full of inspiration not ads. I first saw the projects from Curated Quilts popping up on Instagram and I was intrigued. I wanted to know more about the magazine immediately so I invited Amy on the podcast. We chat about how the idea for the magazine started, what will be gracing the pages of the magazine, and how you can submit your own works to be featured in the magazine. Amy is leader in the sewing industry who has designed several fabric lines for Moda Fabrics, authored several awesome books, and a so much more. She knows this community and I feel like she is the perfect person to know what kind of magazine this community would love. I hope you enjoy this episode and take a minute to check out the magazine. You might even see some familiar names and projects you recognize from your online quilty friends.
I am delighted to have Shannon Fraser on the podcast for a chat today. Shannon has been a long time listener of the Modern Sewciety Podcast and a reader of The Stych. She is always so kind to send me messages of encouragement and we have really struck up a great online friendship. Our hope is, of course, to meet in person one day soon. Shannon also has her own amazing website and newsletter. Shannon is a fierce creative with a passion for color and I so love her for that. She embraces her love of the color coral and I am pretty sure she tries to sneak it in every project she can. Shannon and I chat about what inspires her creative process, her new patterns that she is releasing, newsletters, and, of course, newsletters. We love to chat about newsletters and business. Shannon is just the sweetest person you will ever meet with a heart of gold. I am so excited to share this chat with you, my listeners. Please welcome Shannon to the podcast and show her some listener love.
Svetlana from S.O.T.A.K. handmade is someone I have followed via her amazing blog and social media accounts for a long time. I love her classicly modern patterns and playful handmades. I also love seeing how she mixes fabrics in her projects. Her latest posts boast bags made with waxed canvas which makes me want to make my own version right away. Svetlana is fearless with her creative endeavors which range from making bags to quilts to hand stamping her own prints. We chat about her patterns, her creative process, and I ask all the business questions because I am a huge admirer of her business model. I get all of the information about her gorgeous photographs of her makes and why she has decided to keep her personal life out of her business life. She seriously has some of the cutest photographs on her blog and social media. I left this conversation so inspired to think about my own business in a new way as well as my creative life. Svetlana also has an amazing resource of tutorials that I will make sure to link to in the show notes.
I love having past guests coming back on the podcast for an update of what they are up to. In case you didn’t catch Giuseppe on the previous episode just check out episode 074. Giuseppe, aka Giucy Giuce on instgaram, is back to share what he is up to these days including his latest pattern release with DIY Addict called Moonstone and his job at Andover Fabrics. I always enjoy having a chat with Giuseppe as he is just the kindest person that makes you feel like you are the only person in the room. He just makes you feel so special when you talk to him and he is like that in real life, as well, as online. I love being around someone with such love and happiness. I love watching someone’s story unfold online but I was so happy to have him back on to give us an updated chat. He even spills some of his sewing secrets. Tune in!