Episode Thirteen : Sewing As A Lifeline with Harriet Johnson and Zoe Curry

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

Or email her at

judyyoungart@gmail.com

for commissions and art classes.

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OUR GUESTS

HARRIET JOHNSON

Harriet blogs and vlogs as Hobbling Handmades and is the woman behind Clothing Car Co.

ZOE CURRY

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)

More information here:

https://www.ehlers-danlos.org/what-is-eds/information-on-eds/hypermobile-eds-and-hypermobility-spectrum-disorders/

Zoe also has IBD

More info here:

http://www.ibdetermined.org/ibd-information/Default.aspx

Harriet also has a  Heart condition that causes seizures


Zoe’s first make – Vintage pattern cami top in wool (sadly no picture!)

Inside No.23 vlog

Rosa – Sewn

Harriet’s first dress – HANDSEWN!!

Zoe’s blog about anxiety 

Annika Victoria’s youtube channel

Elle – Sew Positivity

Zoe’s knitting:

Zoes mum’s knitting:

 

Harriet’s mum:

 

Zoe’s earrings!

Harriet on Kirstie!

 

Cambridge Fabric Company

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

Sewback project:

Zoe’s Sewback dungarees – dress:

Harriet’s Mend It Month – coming back in November

We all want to get through our UFOs so send us tips!! 🙂

New Craft House – party!

Harriets – 12 days of Christmas vlogs

Why I Hobble vlog

Zoe’s year in review blog

Clothing Care Co 1st book – The Little Book of Stain Removal Preorder

2nd book – Fabric care swatch book coming in 2019!!!

Moth advice – https://clothingcareco.com/2018/01/26/how-to-naturally-repel-get-rid-of-clothes-moths/

+++ Theme song created by Stephen Ellis +++

+++ Podcast edited by Gabby Young and Stephen Ellis +++

Gabby Young

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Megan Valero

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