Monday, 9 March 2015

Superstar sewer of the week! Jo Cole

Its time to celebrate some of the superstar sewers that we are so lucky to meet in at Sew Love. Its such a thrill having people walk on in with a project in mind and getting to know them through their cutting and sewing, lending a hand where needed. So please meet our first superstar sewer...JO COLE. I met Jo at our Upcycle Parnell course when I was teaching there through winter 2014. She was curious and bright and her chipper English banter kept our class laughing (and ever since meeting up for dinner and craft days!) A wonderful spirit to have visit the sewing lounge, and here she is tackling her first shirt ever for her lucky boyfriend!

Name: Jo Cole
Project: Colette Patterns Negroni man's shirt
Materials sourced from: Sew Love

How long have you been sewing for: I learnt to sew at high school, where I was taught by a super scary teacher. Thankfully she didn't deter me! I lost inspiration over the last few (lost) years but Sarah's up-cycling class reignited my passion to make things.

What do you enjoy most about sewing: Sewing allows me to express my creativity (unlike my day job!) and gives me the inspiration to live a more sustainable life.

Did you learn anything extra at sew love? I learnt that not all sewing teachers are scary! The whole process of making a shirt was unfamiliar to me when I started. It was quite intimidating but Sarah and Rosie held my hand all the way to the finish line.


Sarah has taught me that even the biggest, most intimidating projects can be achieved with determination and a helping hand. 
The Sew Love sewing lounge is a fun and supportive environment to learn new skills and make friends.


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