A Bright Spot in the Dark with Ashley
Sometimes you learn something about your childhood that causes you to see it in a new way. As Ashley grew up, her innocence and relationship with her mom eroded. But somehow, sewing provided that thin thread of connection that never went away.Listen Now
Sometimes you learn something about your childhood that causes you to see it in a new way. As Ashley grew up, her innocence and relationship with her mom eroded. But somehow, sewing provided that thin thread of connection that never went away.
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Felicia Semple is the creator of The Craft Sessions, an incredible sewing retreat she created to help teach women to find joy and meaning - not perfection - in the practice of craft.
Talking money is tough. In this episode, designer and founder of Closet Case Patterns Heather Lewenza talks about how money and spending have shaped her values and led her to a career in sewing.
Jacqui Palhegyi is the blogger behind Birds of a Thread, a sewing and ethical fashion blog. She's always been passionate about issues of social justice. On a trip to Egypt, an encounter forever shifted what she knew about clothing.
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Cast as a villain on Project Runway season 8, Gretchen Jones talks about life and design after her experience after her controversial win.
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Sadie Roberts and her partner started their label, Tradlands, without a lot of money or experience. Hear Sadie's story of starting a US-made clothing label from the ground up, and how and why labels like hers can thrive.
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Before she rediscovered her love of making clothes, Charlie Wensley struggled to meet expectations about the kind of person she thought she was supposed to be, culminating in a battle with post-natal depression.
Jenny Rushmore founded Cashmerette and The Curvy Sewing Collective. She's a woman who exudes confidence in everything she does. But it wasn't always this way. Learn how Jenny overcame childhood bullying and found her voice in the sewing community.