Hi I’m Manjari from @kanthabymanjari, and I live in Melbourne. I graduated in Fashion Design from India and travelled around the country studying various traditional weaving, printing and embroidery techniques. I studied Fashion Business in Melbourne and after working for over a decade in fast fashion, six years ago I started my own brand of handmade children’s clothing called Bubbles For Poppet. I also run Kantha sewing workshops in Melbourne, where we come together as a community, connecting over slow stitching! [Read more…]
Hello, lovely sewist! I’m Shannon, the modern quilter and pattern designer behind Shannon Fraser Designs. I’m popping in from Montreal, Canada to share my first ever me-made clothing experience with you! While I know my way around cutting up fabric and then piecing it back together in a fun new motif, showcasing those designs in the form of wearable art was a technique I’d yet to dive into. And, while quilt coats have been on my radar for years now, getting over the intimidation of whether I could get the piece to actually ‘fit’ took a minute – ha! Maybe you know your way around making clothing but are unsure of the quilty bit. Or, like me, maybe you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the thought of combining both quilting and garment making in one project. I get it, there’s a lot of steps to tackle. Which is why I’m excited to share my top 10 tips for diving into your first quilted coat journey :) More on that in a minute, but first I wanted to share with you how this quilt journey began.
The quilt jacket trend is making its way back on the runways, high-end fashion magazines, Instagram feeds and more. With Megan Nielsen’s Hovea Jacket pattern and a few tips from me, Wendy Chow of The Weekend Quilter, you can create your own showstopping quilt jacket. The following blog covers beginner quilting concepts, tips and tricks to give you the confidence you need to get started.
I am Youngmin Lee. I am a maker, teacher, and most of all, a textile enthusiast! I can trace my love of textiles back to my childhood. When I was young, I collected scraps of fabrics and kept them in a box, until I moved from Seoul to California. I wish I could have brought them all with me but unfortunately, I don’t remember where I left that box. My interest in fabrics led me to study and work in the fashion industry for a few years. I studied clothing & textiles in college, and continued my studies and received an MFA in Fashion Design in Seoul. I worked as a fashion designer in Seoul, South Korea, until I moved to California in 1996. Because of my history, textiles are a very comfortable subject and medium for me.
I really hope you have enjoyed this past month following along with The Skill Collective as we focused on mindfulness, connectedness and mental health over on Instagram. As we wrap up the month I wanted to share with you 7 simple things that I do for my mental health. I’m not a psychologist or any expert by any means – these are just some practical ideas from a normal girl for how I look after my mental health. I’d love to hear your tips for how you manage your mental health in the comments!