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Episode #6 – Gillian from Crafting a Rainbow
October 3, 2016Download the episode here – Episode #6: Gillian from Crafting a Rainbow In this episode, Lori interviews Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow. We chat about finding your personal style, taking better p...
Sew Small Talk Ep. 5 – Inspiration Overload
September 10, 2016Download the Episode here – Sew Small Talk Ep. 5 – Inspiration Overload It seems that neither Helena nor Lori suffer from being uninspired – they both say the world provides more ins...
Episode #4 Interview: Lori V. from Girls in the Garden
August 24, 2016Download the episode here – Episode #4 Interview: Lori V. from Girls in the Garden Episode #4 features Helena’s interview with prolific sewing blogger Lori VanManaan from Girls in the Gard...
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Meet the Mavens
Meet Helena and Lori, the hosts of Clothes Making Mavens
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.
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!