This week’s guests are Harriet Johnson of Hobbing Handmades and Zoe Curry aka Zoe Sews.
We are so in awe of these two – they both have life altering illnesses but you wouldn’t know it – as they are two of the most positive, upbeat people we have had on the podcast sofa yet.
Both of them have so many strings to their bows in the sewing community and further afield and are definitely inspirations to us all.
We hear all about their struggles (I suggest keeping tissues nearby) but that these two young ladies refuse you be identified by their illness. We learn about their sewing journeys, how they have to amend the patterns to suit their needs and all the amazing things they have already done and have coming up.
We aren’t lying when we said this is our favourite episode so far – it’s truly special to get a chance to share their stories with you. We hope this inspires and warms your heart. It really did for us.
This episode was bought to you by Judy Young Art
She does amazing commissions of pets and children in pastels or watercolours depending on your preference.
I’m lucky enough to have the best portrait of Hobbes by Judy – she totally got his naughty cheeky nature whilst looking totally gorgeous – I’ll treasure it forever!
Go visit her website www.judyyoungart.com
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for commissions and art classes.
Harriet blogs and vlogs as Hobbling Handmades and is the woman behind Clothing Car Co.
Zoe is a sewing vlogger and blogger at Zoe Sews
ALL THE THINGS MENTIONED
HARRIET – Clothing Care Co. preorder book
Both suffer from EDS syndrome (hyper mobility)
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Zoe also has IBD
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Harriet also has a Heart condition that causes seizures
Zoe’s first make – Vintage pattern cami top in wool (sadly no picture!)
Harriet’s first dress – HANDSEWN!!
Zoes mum’s knitting:
Harriet on Kirstie!
Patterns for IDB – jersey for fluctuating waistband
EDS – Adjusting shoulders for extra room for dislocating shoulders
Large buttons or poppers for hands
Wheelchair – elongate tops
NO INVISIBLE ZIPS OR HOOKS AND EYES!
Perfect patterns – Marigold Trousers
SOI Eve dress with fluted sleeves
Harriet’s challenges – Smyly
Zoe’s Sewback dungarees – dress:
We all want to get through our UFOs so send us tips!! 🙂
New Craft House – party!
Clothing Care Co 1st book – The Little Book of Stain Removal Preorder
2nd book – Fabric care swatch book coming in 2019!!!
+++ Theme song created by Stephen Ellis +++
+++ Podcast edited by Gabby Young and Stephen Ellis +++