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#9: Overlockers & Coverstitch Machines with Julia Hincks

Welcome to episode 9 of Check Your Thread. In this one, I chat to my friend and colleague Julia Hincks, who just so happens to be a sewing expert and author. She has written two amazing sewing books, The Overlocker Technique Manual (published in 2014) and The Coverstitch Technique Manual (which has just been released)….

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#9: Overlockers & Coverstitch Machines with Julia Hincks
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#8: Is Sewing Sustainable?

It’s episode 8 of CYT, and in this solo episode I’ve posed myself the question: is sewing sustainable? I share my musings on the concept of sustainability, particularly as it relates to sewing, and how we need to be wary of over simplification and greenwashing. Plus I discuss what I consider to be the overarching…

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#8: Is Sewing Sustainable?
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#7: Experimental Sewing with Riccardo Guido

It’s Episode 7 of the Check Your Thread podcast and this one was such a joy to record.  You may recognise Riccardo as one of the finalists of season 5 of the Great British Sewing Bee. However, Riccardo Guido started boldly and fearlessly experimenting with reclaimed fabrics and innovative approaches to garment sewing long before…

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#7: Experimental Sewing with Riccardo Guido
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#6: Life, Sewing and Sustainability with Amy Dyce

It’s the sixth episode of the Check Your Thread podcast, and the second episode featuring parts of the great conversation I had with Amy Dyce. Last week Amy shared heaps about her small business, Craft & Thrift. In today’s episode, the conversation moves from running a sustainability-minded business, to running a sustainability-minded life! We discuss…

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#6: Life, Sewing and Sustainability with Amy Dyce
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#5: Craft & Thrift with Amy Dyce

Welcome to the fifth episode of CYT, this time featuring a conversation with Amy Dyce, a crafty, thrifty environmentally-minded woman who has a small business called Craft & Thrift. Through her Etsy shop she sells thrifted, vintage and deadstock fabric, along with other related sewing products. Amy was so generous with her time that we…

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#5: Craft & Thrift with Amy Dyce
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#4: My 5 Favourite Scrap Projects

It’s clear that making the most of the fabric we buy is fundamental to keeping our craft as sustainable as possible. In this solo episode I’m making a case for keeping and using your fabric scraps and leftovers from previous sewing projects, and I’m going to run through my 5 favourite uses for scraps and…

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#4: My 5 Favourite Scrap Projects
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#3: African Textiles Today with Jacqueline Shaw

In the third episode of Check Your Thread I’m talking with Jacqueline Shaw, founder of Wax and Wraps which offers African textiles sewing subscription boxes. Jacqueline is an expert on the African fashion and textiles industries and has an MA in Ethical Fashion and Sustainability under her belt as well. In this conversation she shares…

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#3: African Textiles Today with Jacqueline Shaw
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#2: How to Sew Sustainably with Wendy Ward

It’s the second episode of the Check Your Thread podcast, and I’ve got my first guest! Wendy Ward has integrated sustainable thinking into her making so deeply that she has literally written a book called ‘How to Sew Sustainably’! In this conversation Wendy shares tips on sewing more sustainably from her book and from her…

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#2: How to Sew Sustainably with Wendy Ward
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#1: Introductions

Welcome to Check Your Thread, a new podcast about sewing more sustainably! In the first episode, creator Zoe Edwards takes us on a journey through her sewing history, from fashion student, to garment industry employee, to sewing blogger, to dressmaking teacher and more. Learn what inspired her to start Check Your Thread and find out…

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#1: Introductions
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