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Des Whitehorn part 1

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Release Date: 08/06/2020

Mending Mayhem September show art Mending Mayhem September

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Mending Mayhem are back with examples of great mending and the basics of darning. Katrine shares darning techniques from different cultures and how to get started and darn. Follow #mendingmayhem or #visiblemending to get inspired to mend don't spend.

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Meet Di Kendall show art Meet Di Kendall

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Di has the sewing skills and community spirit that has lead her to develop masks with a see through visor to assist communication with lip reading and enabling people to see facial expressions. Di Kendall contributes her sewing knowledge as a guest editor for Sewover50 and in various sewing magazines including Threads magazine. Her love of sewing makes your love this craft even more.

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Meet Gabby Brown show art Meet Gabby Brown

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Did you know the Sewcialists has a fit guru and industry sewing advisor? Gabby Brown (or Dear Gabby) is a technical fashion designer, fit specialist, and prolific googler. She lives in Denver, raises tiny littles, reads, embroiders, makes, experiments, fails, learns, tries again. See her on instagram @ladygrift. She's one of the expert volunteers that is the Sewcialists - a sewing blog for everyone.

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#Memademay2020 reboot show art #Memademay2020 reboot

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This reboot is to give Australian Sewing Guild members an idea about how they can get their online sharing skills up to speed this October with #memademonday. Every Monday in October post on Instagram and on facebook, your sewing makes and share what you've learnt and the challenges your projects gave you. It's fun. Use #memademonday and #australiansewingguild

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#MeMadeMonday show art #MeMadeMonday

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There are 4 Mondays in October and the Australian Sewing Guild wants you to inspire others with your makes on a Monday. Just Monday and use #memademonday and #australiansewingguild

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Ilaria show art Ilaria

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Ilaria is a Canberra local that enjoys being sustainable and on today's Sewing Save Series emphasis on the word 'save'. She encourages people to wear repurposed clothes and enjoy being sustainable. Ilaria has created #sustainablestylesept as a fun way to start being sustainable.Make sure you join into Newcrafthouse's #sewyourselfsustainable this month too. They're daily prompts provide you with lots of easy ways to be sustainable.

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Lynda Maynard show art Lynda Maynard

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Lynda loves making patterns fit your body. Any body. The end product is that people look at you and not get caught up in what you're wearing. There is a difference. Lynda covers 3 main pattern alterations that occur in a changing body over time. Hopefully Lynda will run online pattern fit classes soon. Thanks for being on Sewover50 Thursday Lynda.

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Donna Bowman show art Donna Bowman

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Donna Bowman is conducting research into mask making. Donna's first study into fabric and theology is now text book on prayer shawls. Please go to the blog post to help Donna's mask research. It is open until the end of the year and she is dedicated to ensuring this moment in time is captured future generations can learn from for years to come.

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Meet Poppykettle show art Meet Poppykettle

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Poppykettle or Melanie Anderson, is a Melbourne local that took up sewing to bring joy to her work life balance. She talks about how she started taking sewing classes and when it came time to prepare for her wedding, Mel upped her sewing superpower and learnt couture techniques. She continues to build her sewing techniques with Tatyana's Couture Sewing School. Now Tatyana teaches couture sewing classes online. Now that's a sewing journey to support the sewing community as well.

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Margot's coat save show art Margot's coat save

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Margot Firth used her couture techniques to give her mother's coat another lease of life for her niece to wear. You might get some tips on how to restore a coat that you love from Margot. In today's Sewing Save Series, Margot shares the steps she took to give this coat a new lease of life, while staying safe at home this Winter. You can hear the sewing joy she gets from restoring well loved items in this podcast.

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Des Whitehorn can sew and has been sewing for years. She doesn't like to leave a garment unused or not worn.

Once you know your style, it takes courage and thinking outside the box to figure out how to not let your fabric end up as landfill. Des discusses what her remake options where and what she decided would bring her joy.

Des Whitehorn is the next contributor to our latest Sewing Save Series started by Sue Stoney. Tell us your sewing save stories through our facebook page, on our Instagram account or via our website.