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Meet the Mavens

Meet Helena and Lori, the hosts of Clothes Making Mavens

Lori Beckstead

Lori Beckstead

Lori loves to make things: noise, a scene, friends, trouble, hay when the sun shines—but mostly she loves making clothes. Whether using knitting needles or sewing machine needles, clothes that are colourful, comfortable, and stylish are her thing. With a measure-once-cut-at-least-twice attitude, not everything turns out perfectly but it’s all part of a fun and educational DIY adventure with which you can follow along on her blog at FrivolousAtLast.com.

Producing the Clothes Making Mavens podcast with Helena seems like the perfect way for Lori to keep making noise and friends (and maybe even trouble) while spending time exploring what it means to be creative, how clothing shapes our lives, and how much damn fun making clothes can be.

Lori lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband in a cat-fur-and-fabric-scrap-filled home.

Helena Ashbridge

Helena Ashbridge

Sewing constantly in sunny southern California and blogging at GrayAllDay.com was just not enough for Helena. She wanted to talk about sewing more, more, more! So she decided to start a podcast especially for the DIY Handmade wardrobe.

She’s been sewing all her life, but the craft of sewing is always evolving for her.  In her new post as BERNINA Ambassador she’s trying to look at her hobby in a new creative way. It is an exciting process and one that makes her especially interested in how other’s sewing processes evolve, too.

During various interviews and chats with her co-host, Lori, she hopes to explore the creative and technical intricacies of garment sewing, but most of all, have fun talking about her very favorite pastime!