Episode Twenty-Two : Standing Out In The Sewing World with Marilla Walker and Rosie Martin

This week’s guests are Marilla Walker and Rosie Martin

Oh we love these two – both are so creative and original and this shows throughout our chat.

There are so many gems in this episode – from the fact the both started with biros and newspapers making their own patterns to their own sewing patterns they now produce – Marilla Walker is one of the most unique Indie Sewing  Pattern Designers and Rosie Martin has 2 brilliant and original sewing books under her belt – both are super lovely and full of inspiring info!

Hear all about their early makes, how to make a factory made feather boa, and how they have gone from how upcycling and sewing with basically no instructions to creating their own businesses that revolve around helping home sewists find new ways to express their creativity. 

We think both Rosie and Marilla really stand out in our community with their amazing style and uniqueness shining brightly and we think you’ll really enjoy hearing all about that with a huge smile on all of our faces!

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This episode was bought to you by Holm Sown – a lovely fabric, haberdashery and sewing pattern shop based in South-West Scotland but also online!

They cater to dressmakers as well as patchwork sewers & quilters, with an amazing range of fabric and haberdashery for both – if you are local you should pop into their monthly Sewcial – the first Monday of every month.

But if Scotland is a bit far way we suggest you pop on over to www.holmsown.co.uk and guess what? YES we have a discount code for you – BREW15 – active until 31st August – I have my eye on some of their beautiful Cloud 9 cotton and lots of indie patterns too.

Basically if you are a home sewer then you need to be a Holm Sown one!

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OUR GUESTS

MARILLA WALKER

Marilla is the one woman powerhouse behind Marilla Walker Sewing Patterns.

ROSIE MARTIN

Rosie is the lady behind the brilliant brand DIY Couture with 2 sewing books to her name.

ALL THE THINGS MENTIONED

Rosie’s charity is RNIB
Her 2 sewing books:

DIY COUTURE

NO PATTERNS NEEDED


Her band:

Prima magazine

Fabricland Bristol

Scotsguard Bonnet:

Primark
Fashion and Textile course in Bristol

Marilla’s latest patterns:

Rosie’s Sewing zines – Make A Cloak, Gathered Dress

Big Issue 

Laurence King – Publishers

1st sewing blog discoveries 
Tilly & The Buttons
Did You Make That
Oonaballoona

Great British Sewing Bee 

What Katie Sews
– Japanese Sewing Books:

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

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

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