Episode 29

Episode 29: Our Sewing Journeys

In this week’s episode, the ladies revisit their pasts and share their journeys to becoming the creatives they are today. Do grab a drink, listen and share your stories with the community on the uncut instagram page.

Thanks to our sponsor for the week- Storrs London– an English print house for luxury cotton fabrics.

Visit https://www.storrslondon.com to place your order for original designs which are screenprinted on 100% Egyptian superfine cotton lawn. Storrs London’s fabrics are beautiful to work with for dress makers and fashion designers alike.

Sponsor: Storrs London

Vogue V9040 coat pattern

Atomic Habits

Angela Kane

Nicky Cook Patterns

London Modern Quilt Guild

Sew Over It Betty dress

Imperial War Museum

Episode 28

Episode 28: Appropriation or Appreciation?

 this week’s episode, the ladies are joined by the lovely Adaku Parker, to share their thoughts surrounding cultural appropriation and appreciation. Adaku, who is the founder of Dovetailed London, also has a brand new book named Sewing with African wax print fabric. She shares her journey into the world of sewing and all about her new book. You can find Adaku at www.dovetailed.co.uk and on instagram @dovetailedlondon Thanks to our sponsor for the week- Dovetailed London: an African wax print fabric shop. They also stock sewing patterns, clothes making and bag making kits and haberdashery.

Do use the code uncut15 for 15% off fabrics in Adaku’s online store till the end of February 2021.

Mentioned in the show:

Dovetailed on Instagram

Great British Sewing Bee

Lena King Instagram

#ankarafabricappreciationweek on Instagram

African wax prints Wikipedia

Juliet’s Ankara fabric dress

My Kimono is Not Your Couture article

Dior Sauvage Ad Guardian article

Sewing with African Wax print book by Adaku Parker

Episode 27

Episode 27: Inspiration or Theft

In this episode, the ladies dive deep into a controversial topic and share their thoughts on ‘getting inspiration’ or ‘stealing’ from indie designers and small businesses. Do give this episode a listen and share your thoughts on when and where we should draw the line. Please note: in this episode we talk about issues that have legal implications for creative businesses; we are not trained in this topic, it’s just an informal chat. If you do need legal advice please seek guidance from a qualified source.

Thanks to our sponsors: Arnall-Culliford Knitwear Become more adventurous in your knitting with Arnall-Culliford Knitwear. Their books and ebooks provide crystal-clear, stepwise tutorials, paired with manageably sized projects designed by the world’s greatest designers. Whether you are a novice knitter or hugely experienced, you are guaranteed to find something new to learn to add to your knitting repertoire. Each pattern has detailed instructions and a photo tutorial, as well as a video tutorial on their YouTube channel. They are delighted to offer Uncut listeners 25% off any of their back-catalogue of books and ebooks (you can find all the eligible books here: https://shop.acknitwear.co.uk/collections/arnall-culliford-knitwear-publications). Use the code CUT25 at the checkout. Their latest project is called Confident Knitting and runs for 1 year from 1st March. You can sign up now and you will receive a pdf download with a pattern and tutorial at the start of each month, along with a print copy of the book in September 2021. Some of the techniques included are creating a folded hem, catching floats in colourwork, embroidering your knitting, Vikkel braids, and reversible cables. We have an all-star cast of designers who have created the accessory projects in this collection including Hunter Hammersen, Jeanette Sloan and Gudrun Johnston. Uncut listeners can get £1.00 off the price of Confident Knitting with the code CONFIDENTUNCUT and we would be delighted to match that with a donation to a charity of Uncut’s choice. Let me know who you would like to support. Yarn kits are also available from our website shop.acknitwear.co.uk Each discount code is not valid in conjunction with any other offer and will expire on Monday 1st March 2021.

Homer and Howells Lennox boilersuit

Paper Theory Zadie jumpsuit

Juliet’s Ankara headband tutorial

Kylie and the Machine labels

Nadiya Hussain

Charm Patterns by Gertie

Noodlehead patterns https://noodle-head.com/

Cricut

Wood Warbler Cowl AC Knitwear

Episode 26

Episode 26: Our Lockdown Experiences ft. Jenny, Cashmerette Patterns

It’s rolling up to a year since our lives were changed and routines disrupted till further notice. So in this episode, the ladies are joined by Jenny Rushmore, the founder of Cashmerette Sewing Patterns. Jenny, who has had to pack up and travel many miles away from her base amidst the chaos, also shares her crafting journey and how she manages her business during this time of immense uncertainty. Thanks to our sponsors – Murder Mystery Quilt, a unique year-long quilting experience. The community of the Murder Mystery Quilt is where every block you sew holds a piece of the puzzle. Read along with the nicest quilters on the internet, share your ideas and inspiration, and quilt through the year to catch a killer!

Mentioned in the podcast:

Cashmerette Tobin pattern

Paper Theory Miller trousers

Cashmerette Harrison shirt

Cashmerette sizing

Episode 25

Episode 25: Sustainability and Crafting with Kate @timetosew

One aspect of crafting that a lot of us work towards at one point or the other in our sewing journeys is to become more sustainable. But are our practices really sustainable? These and many more points were discussed in this episode with Kate @timetosew, founder of www.timetosew.uk , a true lover of textiles, sewing and sustainable fashion.

Thanks to our sponsors –Sew Me Sunshine – an independent online dressmaking fabric & haberdashery shop that does worldwide shipping. Welcome to un:CUT the Makers’ Podcast where we discuss all things crafts and our experiences with being creative. We hope you enjoy!

Mentioned in this episode:

Juliet’s dyed Bakerloo blouse

Central St Martin’s

Sew Over It

Higgs Materials Sustainability Index

Make Mine Challenge

Un:Cut Episode on Comparison with Lena King

Vinted

Alice’s blouse

LDH scissors at Sew Me Sunshine

Kate’s blog

Episode 24

Episode 24. Plus Size Sewing ft Korrie Riddle

In this week’s episode, the ladies speak to Korrie Riddle – a Textile artist & Candle maker. Korrie speaks about her experience learning how to sew as a plus size lady. She also shares some online resources that helped her on her journey as a new sewist. You can find Korrie on instagram at @korriekorrie

Thanks to this week’s sponsors – Cashmerette – a sewing pattern company well known for their high quality sewing patterns designed with your curves in mind. Did you know that they also offer an online workshop specifically on fitting for curves? Learning to fit on your own can be challenging, but with Cashmerette’s bestselling Fitting for Curves workshop, you’ll learn techniques for a variety of upper body adjustments–all from the comfort of home. Curvy sewing expert Jenny Rushmore shows you how to identify fit issues and demonstrates how to fix them in a clear and easy-to-follow format, plus you can ask questions right alongside the videos! Save 20% on Cashmerette’s Fitting for Curves workshop through February 9, 2021 with code UNCUT20. Visit cashmerette.com/workshops to get started.

Mentioned in the show:

Atia’s cord dress

By Hand London Hannah dress

Tilly and the Buttons

By Hand London Tamzin

Threadyforit Instagram

The Foldline

Nina Lee Bakerloo blouse

Cashmerette Lenox Shirtdress

Thanks for tuning in to un:CUT the Makers’ Podcast, where we discuss all things crafts and our experiences with being creative. We hope you enjoy!

Episode 23

23. The Great Declutter! ft Nadia Arbach, Clear the Decks

It’s time to declutter our spaces with specialist advice from Nadia Arbach, founder of Clear the Decks. In this session, Nadia shares her expert knowledge about decluttering our crafting spaces to unleash our creativity. It’s indeed a great episode to listen to if you’re ready to overcome that overwhelm that comes from having too much in our spaces. You can find a link to Nadia’s podcast on her website https://clearthedecks.co.uk

Thanks to our sponsors –Lamazi fabrics – an online boutique who aim to provide you with the finest quality fabrics, craft and sewing supplies. Thanks for tuning in to un:CUT the Makers’ Podcast, where we discuss all things crafts and our experiences with being creative. We hope you enjoy!

Episode 22

22. New Year, New Me?

New goals, plans or resolutions making the rounds, it is time to assess the idea of New Year’s Resolutions. Have the ladies made any resolutions yet? What plans have the un:CUT ladies have for the year? Do listen on and find out; you will also get their favourite crafting tips.

Thanks to our sponsors –Minerva – an online multi -award winning company with a vast range of crafting resources and a space where like-minded people around the world come together.

Thanks for tuning in to un:CUT the Makers’ Podcast, where we discuss all things crafts and our experiences with being creative. We hope you enjoy!

Mentioned in the show:

Penguono Ravelry link

Juliet’s blog Sew So Natural

Atia’s blog The Bright Blooms

Alice’s blog Alice in the Polka Dot Palace

Patsypoo Makes

Patsy Poo Makes Printable Sewing Bingo

Fairfield Shirt by Thread Theory

Episode 21

21. Is Crafting Sexist? ft. Mike, The Crafty Gentleman

This week, the ladies welcome Mike –The Crafty Gentleman- on the podcast. Mike, who blogs about contemporary crafts for the modern maker, kindly shared his experiences with inclusivity in the crafting community right from his school days and exciting upcoming projects. You can find Mike on social media @thecraftygentleman Thanks to our sponsors –Lamazi fabrics – an online boutique who aim to provide you with the finest quality fabrics, craft and sewing supplies. Thanks for tuning in to un:CUT the Makers’ Podcast, where we discuss all things crafts and our experiences with being creative. We hope you enjoy!

Mentioned in this episode:

Nina Lee Bakerloo blouse

Fibremood Rhea coat

Coco Wawa Honeycomb dress

Named Saraste dress

Cricut

Merchant and Mills

Raystitch

Riccardo Guido

Mr X Stitch

Paper and Wood  

Hole & Corner magazine 

Episode 20

Episode 20: The Ugly Side of Social Media with Lena King

We are nearly at the end of 2020 and for the last podcast of this interesting year, the ladies share their experiences and thoughts around compassion and impostor syndrome with a special guest, Lena King. Lena, a very inspiring dressmaker and fabric lover, shared how she’s overcoming impostor syndrome and moving on with an exciting project in the new year 2021. You can find her on instagram at @thatlenaking to stay informed about her upcoming project.

Thanks to our sponsors -Sew Me Sunshine – an independent online dressmaking fabric & haberdashery shop that does worldwide shipping. Welcome to un:CUT the Makers’ Podcast where we discuss all things crafts and our experiences with being creative. We hope you enjoy!

Mentioned in this episode:

The Stitch Edit blog post

Love To Sew Podcast

#beginnersewing tag on Instagram

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