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Entries from June 2015

Episode #51: Christine Haynes

June 15th, 2015 · Comments

Christine Haynes is a Los Angeles-based sewing author, teacher, and pattern designer with her own line of self-published vintage-inspired sewing patterns. She has written four books, How to Speak Fluent Sewing, Skirts & Dresses for First Time Sewers, The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction, and Chic & Simple Sewing, and has written extensively for sewing magazines and blogs. Christine teaches sewing both in-person in Los Angeles and at conferences, as well as online. I spoke with Christine from Paris where she is spending a summer holiday.

Get the show notes for this episode on my blog, WhileSheNaps.com, and connect with Christine Haynes on her website. Thanks for listening!

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Episode #50: Salley Mavor and Mimi Kirchner

June 1st, 2015 · Comments

We're talking about stitching and doll making with my guests, Salley Mavor and Mimi Kirchner.

Salley Mavor uses sculptural needlework to illustrate stories. Her 3-dimensional works of art incorporate highly detailed stitching and found objects. She embroiders, wraps, embellishes, and paints to create tableaus in bas-relief.

Mimi Kirchner is a fine art fabric toy maker. Inspired by classic children's tales and the Americana style embodied by sailors, lumberjacks, and circus performers, her work is meticulously crafted with hand-embroidery and applique details. She's  licensed designs to Land of Nod and West Elm as well.

This episode is sponsored by Creativebug. Use the code NAPS at checkout to get a free month-long subscription and try out some wonderful online classes.

Get the show notes for this episode on my blog, whileshenaps.com.

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