Welcome to our next fantastic guest for the Spotlight On series:
the super lovely and talented Katie Farrell, founder of The Sewcial Circle
Hello, tell us who you are
And what do you do?
How did it all begin?
What’s your favourite thing you’ve created?
Sounds amazing! Do any challenges come with your work?
What are your top 5 inspirations (magazines, blogs, people, places)
- Annabel Wrigley from Little Pincushion Studio in the US. She has two amazing books of sewing projects for ages 8+, two of the best I’ve come across for sewing projects for young girls and teens.
- Purl Bee is a fab blog for both knitting and sewing project ideas and tutorials. I once visited their shop in New York and fell totally in love with this brand and company.
- Berwick Street is one of my favourite places to get inspired for sewing projects. There are several fabric and haberdashery shops on one street (albeit not for the budget shopper) and I rarely buy more than a few things but it’s so nice to browse, especially at the Cloth House’s two locations.
- Oh Comely is the only magazine I have ever bought a subscription to and it’s a lovely volume of poetry, fine writing, photography, art and illustration. I can always count on finding something inspiring in a back issue when I’m feeling stuck for ideas.
- Lena Corwin is another crafty hero of mine. I use her book “Printing by Hand” as a reference when doing any sort of printing projects on fabric and paper. Her second book, “Made by Hand” is a great resource for all different types of craft, from screen printing, knitting, soap making, crochet and jewellery. It features beautiful projects from some of my favourite designers, like Jenny Gordy from Wikstenmade.