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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sewing with Miss Scarlett

Pillow making after school today, she turned six last month:


SewRuthie said...

Yay! She looks like she is enjoying it. I think I was a bit older before mum let me go with the sewing machine.

Janet said...

What a clever and competent child! Confident and careful hands.

Elle said...

She's got the gift! Fun to hear your voice too--and to get a little sense of what a fine teacher you are.

celkalee said...

absolutely wonderful! 6 years old. Wow. I started at age 8 on a treadle machine. Great kid, great teacher!

Julie Culshaw said...

Ah, I'm smiling from ear to ear! Can't believe she is only six.

Jeanneke said...

She is blessed with the talent and the grandma! Unbelievable. So sweet!
I'm looking forward to sewing with my granddaughter, who's five now.

Judi Pinkham said...

You are a wonderful grandma!

Laceflower said...

You must be thrilled with your DG's interest in your passion. Fortunate child.

Anonymous said...


Ria in Oz.