Episode Twenty Eight : Stitcher’s Brew Meets Selkie Patterns

We are so excited to have the Selkie Patterns girls in the podcast nook!

Alexandra Bruce has been here with us before on episode three, talking about her job as a costume designer and she did make a little hint to a change of career in her future. When the mics were off she confinded in us about what it was – she was starting a pattern and fabric design company with her best friend, Caroline Akelson. Straight away we were excited and couldn’t wait to find out what they were up to. We also said ‘ when you are ready you have to come back on the podcast with Caroline and tell us all about it!’

25 episodes later here we all are with tea and biscuits having a brilliant in depth conversation about all things Selkie Patterns. We delve into how they met, their ethos, plans for the future and hear all about their kickstarter page that has just launched this weekend.

We are so happy to have this exclusive interview with two amazing, inspiring women who we are sure to hear a lot more from!! Go Selkie!

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This episode was brought to you by 1st For Fabrics.

Based in Newcastle upon Tyne with a brilliant new online shop, this family run business is a one stop fabric shop stocking everything you need for your dressmaking, quilting and soft furnishing projects.

If you are nearby you must pop in and see there massive shop of stunning strokable fabrics but if you are nowhere near then go to www.1stforfabrics.co.uk to do exactly the same!!

Of course we have a discount code for you lucky ducks – use ‘BREW10SEPTEMBER’ for 10% off all products excluding sale items, valid until 24th October ’18 (NB, This cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon code)

So if your feeling the ‘thirst’ for fabrics look no further then 1st For Fabrics!!! 😉

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OUR GUESTS

SELKIE PATTERNS

Selkie Patterns are the newest indie pattern company and fabric designers on the block. The two women behind it are the sewing vlogger Alexandra Bruce of Sew Happy and sewing teacher Caroline Akelson.

ALL THE THINGS MENTIONED

Alladin ‘do you trust me?’
https://youtu.be/wIGqHxwzjGA

EP.3 Costume episode with Alex and Fiona Parker:

http://www.stitchersbrewpodcast.co.uk/episode-three-unpicking-the-costume-business-with-fiona-parker-alex-bruce/

Their shared crush on Legolas!

Gutermann recycled thread

Keepcups

Good guide to being more eco friendly:
http://www.globalstewards.org/ecotips.htm

Blue Planet :
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/42030979/blue-planet-2-how-plastic-is-slowly-killing-our-sea-creatures-fish-and-birds

Their Kickstarter 


The London Pattern – 

Lollypop Print


Skyline Border Print & Clocktower Print

London College Of Fashion

Logo design by Emma (@emma_e_k)
Video and Photography by Peter (@peaksels) and Josh (@spicy.meatball) 

Kickstarter video:
https://youtu.be/pgkA5ZAd8MM

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

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

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