Hello Sewcialists! I am excited to be a part of this project and to share my queer sewing story with you today. I’m Clara, a curious sewist and knitter, and you can find me on Instagram as @claraundco. I identify as a cisgender lesbian, but I love the word “queer” for the inclusivity it offers. … More Who We Are: My Queer Making Story
Oh gosh, people. Time sure does fly, doesn’t it? We’ve been lucky to have so many contributions to the Who We Are series that we are swimming in to-be-scheduled posts… but even so, I apologise that this particular topic had been waiting so long! We initially put out a call for contributions for LGBTQ sewists … More Who We Are: LGBTQ+ Sewists!
Hello fellow Sewcialists! I, like most others spent most of my life trying to hide my identity – trying to fit in. Saying that, I realise I’m only 20, so most of my life is not actually that long. I always thought hiding my identity would give me confidence, make me fit in. I’ve realised … More Who We Are: Sewing Makes Me Feel Safe
Hello! In this round-up we are including stories from Sewcialists who wanted to share how sewing relates to their mental health. I’m glad to see a trend of people being more open about mental health – I think there are few of us who aren’t affected wither ourselves or through family and friends. Hopefully by … More Who We Are: Sewing and Mental Health
I am a woman, a wife, a mentor, a dressmaker. I am curvy, I am kind, and I am passionate; I am not a mother. That’s OK. There are plenty of women and couples my age who don’t have children, but I’m also pretty confident that there are plenty of people out there who are … More Who We Are: Emma’s Story
Welcome Sewcialists to the last #sewstripes Round-Up. Claire here, from @claireecollie. There have been SO MANY shared projects from the Stripes Month Challenge. As usual: If we missed you, it may be because your Instagram profile is private, it wasn’t clearly marked as a new make for #sewstripes, Instagram’s algorithm was not playing nice, or maybe Claire just … More Sew Stripes Month Instagram Round-Up: Feb 21 – 28
Welcome Sewcialists, to the second #SewStripes Round-Up. Becky here, of @sewbeckyjo, and I’m excited to say that sewists around the world have been amazing participants in this Stripes Month Challenge. As usual: If we missed you, it may be because your Instagram profile is private, it wasn’t clearly marked as a new make for #sewstripes, Instagram’s algorithm was … More Sew Stripes Month Instagram Round-Up: February 11 – 20th