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The Sewing Weekender – Sewing Prefects and Speakers!

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It’s now only three weeks until The Sewing Weekender! We are very excited to announce all the talented Sewing Prefects and Speakers who will be joining us over the weekend.

To find out more about this weekend, check out The Sewing Weekenderpage for all the details. For attendees, we will be sending you the itinerary and all the details you need in the next couple of days.

Sewing Speakers and Prefects

To help you with your sewing projects and/or give a talk about sewing, we have the following talented ladies on Saturday and Sunday!

Tilly-with-scissorsTilly Walnes, Tilly and the Buttons

Sunday Speaker

Title of talk: “Birth of a Sewing Pattern – Ever wondered how a sewing pattern is made? Tilly Walnes will take us behind the scenes at Tilly and the Buttons to share the secrets of how their sewing patterns are developed, from concept to final product.”

Tilly Walnes is founder and director of Tilly and the Buttons, which creates gorgeous, easy-to-use sewing patterns and online workshops for the new wave of DIY dressmakers. Tilly is also the author of the award-winning and bestselling sewing book, Love at First Stitchshop.tillyandthebuttons.com

Find out more about Tilly: Blog, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest.

Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 09.10.52Rachel Pinheiro, House of Pinheiro

Saturday Sewing Prefect / Sunday Speaker

Title of talk: “Creative thinking excerise: Expanding your creativity while increasing your sewing skills one pattern at a time.”

Rachel Pinheiro is one of the UK’s most well known sewing bloggers. She has a wide range of sewing skills and often shares her tips for improving your skills and learning about different fabrics. More recently you can find her sharing her creative lifestyle on Snapchat.

Find out more about Rachel: Blog, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat houseOFpinheiro.


BlogPicJuly16Gabby Young, Gabberdashery

Saturday Sewing Prefect / Sunday Speaker

Title of talk: “SEW ‘N’ TELL – Tips and Tricks for Vlogging. Gabby from Gabberdashery talks about setting up a sewing vlog, her tips for filming, editing and content and the tricks she has picked up along the way.”

Gabby Young was one of the first sewers to start a vlog and posts weekly about her makes. Although she only discovered a love of sewing 2 years ago, Gabby regularly posts tutorials on sewing techniques and loves being part of the community. She also makes costumes for her performances in her career as a singer/songwriter.

Find out more about Gabby: Blog, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest.


about-page-profileElena Rosa Brown, Randomly Happy

Saturday Sewing Prefect / Sunday Speaker

Title of talk: “Creating a meaningful wardrobe – choosing what to sew and how to make sure the things you wear bring you joy

Elena Rosa Brown loves arts and crafts and is addicted to sewing. On Elena’s blog you will find everything beautifully photographed with a gallery of her handmade wardrobe and lots of DIY projects for you and your little ones. She writes great reviews and makes a range of outfits from simple tees to jeans, so you are sure to find something to inspire you.

Find out more about Elena: Blog, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest.


DSC09066Marilla Walker, Marilla Walker

Saturday Sewing Prefect / Sunday Speaker

Title of talk: “Deconstruction and development: building a knowledge of garment design 

Marilla Walker is an independent pattern designer with a passion for all things sewing, textiles and making. Marilla is particularly interested in how patterns are constructed and influenced by Japanese and Scandinavian designs. She writes regularly on her blog about what inspires her and tutorials on how to hack her patterns. See her full pattern range here.

Find out more about Marilla: Blog, Instagram, Twitter.


DSC_1487-750x750Grace Whowell, Beyond Measure

Sunday Speaker

Title of talk: “Beautiful things – Grace Whowell talks about the development of her online shop Beyond Measure and her commitment to working with other small business and makers to develop unique products.”

Grace is an independent business owner with a passion for supporting talented craftspeople from small companies. Grace has been sewing since she was young and her love of all things handmade began during her career in contemporary craft galleries. Find out what it takes to run your own sewing business.

Find out more about Grace: Blog, Facebook, InstagramTwitter, Pinterest.


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