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Behind The Stitches: Angela Mayhoe

First of all, I have SOOOOO missed doing these. I needed to take a second to recharge my batteries before I could dive into my blog and podcast again. But I'm back and I have some very special stories up my knitted sleeves for you! I couldn't be happier that my first interview back is with one of my favorite yarnies on social media. This week we are getting to know Angela Mayhoe of @angelamayhoe  and angelamayhoe.com!   "Creating something over a period of time and being a witness to its creation is pure magic!" Sam: Where are you from and where are you currently based?  Ange: I was born in LA, raised in Houston. I’ve been back in LA for the past 23 years and reside in the Los Feliz/Silver Lake area. Sam: Have you always been a creative person? Where do you think your love of crafting comes from? Ange: YES! I’ve always had a creative side. I would imagine living in different worlds as a kid and was constantly daydreaming about all of the places I wanted to visit (real
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UR F.O.: The Blanca Flight Suit

My favorite thing about the making community is that people can take the same source material and will inevitably see it in completely different ways. We all come from unique perspectives. Our differences make us wonderful. There's something special about each of us and I think this is perfectly illustrated in how we all approach our making. Whether you choose to follow the pattern to a T or you want to use the pattern as inspiration and go in a new direction, the end result will be uniquely you.  This week we have the chance to see how a group of talented sewists all put their unique spin on the Blanca Flight Suit! Released May 11th, 2020 by Closet Core Patterns and inspired by the talented @blakandblanca , the Blanca Flight Suit immediately became a crowd favorite. Many sewists have even ended up returning to the pattern again and again over the last year.  But don't just take my word for it. Let's hear what makers all around the world had to say about the Blanca Fligh

The Hexie Cloud Baby Quilt By Kylee Alexander

The quilt that started it all - the Hexie Cloud Baby Quilt makes its debut. By Kylee Alexander  The Hexie Cloud Baby Quilt, in all of its glory. As a lifelong sewer and fashion designer, all of my sewing had been garment based. Upon graduating college, the first project I thought I would create was a new collection, or even a garment for myself. Instead, I began patterning on my studio floor, creating a pattern for my first quilt - a log cabin to be exact. In the spate of freelance jobs juggled with full-time work, the quilt got shelved. Over several years I designed and created several collections, lots of garments for myself, but eventually hung up my idea of creating the perfect log cabin design.  It wasn’t until years later that I began reconsidering quilting. At 75, my grandmother began (and completed!) her first quilt and gave it to me. Obviously inspired and with an array of cottons I had stashed, I began conceiving my new quilt design. I had plenty of blues, and as someone who

Behind The Stitches: Georgia Farrell

Can we talk about MODE Collection Four ??? I'm in love with this Spring/Summer 2021 collection. Lace was truly the star of the show. You all know that I'm a fan of a chunky knit but after viewing the collection I went running to my craft room to dust off my 3mms! The colors, the patterns, the classic silhouettes...chef's kiss.  The entire collection is so dreamy but as soon as I saw the Pepper Sweater I knew that I had to get an interview with the designer onto the blog. Turns out, if you have been a fan of MODE for a few years then you've probably wanted to make one of Georgia Ferrell's designs! This week we are getting to know knitwear designer, Georgia Farrell.  "I’ve loved making and creating for as long as I can remember" Sam: Where are you from and where are you currently based? Georgia: I’m from Essex in the UK, so just to the east of London, where I still live and work now. My studio is on the Hylands Estate in Chelmsford, but I am currently worki