Episode #22: Woven Shibori, an Interview with Catharine Ellis

Back in March, I visited The Oriole Mill in North Carolina, where I recorded a couple episodes with Bethanne Knudson, co-founder of The Oriole Mill, and Libby O’Bryan, owner of the Western Carolina Sewing Company. While Libby and I were

Episode #22: Woven Shibori, an Interview with Catharine Ellis

Back in March, I visited The Oriole Mill in North Carolina, where I recorded a couple episodes with Bethanne Knudson, co-founder of The Oriole Mill, and Libby O’Bryan, owner of the Western Carolina Sewing Company. While Libby and I were

Episode #21: Silk! Sewing Tips from Katrina Walker

The last time I sewed a silk dress, I nearly lost my marbles trying to figure out how to press, cut, and stitch up the slippery, shifting yardage. Despite finding some helpful tips in Claire Schaeffer’s Couture Sewing Techniques and on

Episode #21: Silk! Sewing Tips from Katrina Walker

The last time I sewed a silk dress, I nearly lost my marbles trying to figure out how to press, cut, and stitch up the slippery, shifting yardage. Despite finding some helpful tips in Claire Schaeffer’s Couture Sewing Techniques and on

Episode #20: Sewing with Linen! Tips from Linda Lee

Summer has officially arrived in a hot and sticky way here in NYC, and it’s definitely time for light-as-air dresses and blouses. Linen is one of my favorite summer fabrics, and it’s on my sewing list to make more garments

Episode #20: Sewing with Linen! Tips from Linda Lee

Summer has officially arrived in a hot and sticky way here in NYC, and it’s definitely time for light-as-air dresses and blouses. Linen is one of my favorite summer fabrics, and it’s on my sewing list to make more garments

Episode #19: On the Bias! An Interview with Fashion in Harmony

If I had to pick one type of dress to live in for the rest of my life, it would probably be some number cut on the bias. Even before I really knew what bias-cut clothing was, I lusted after

Episode #19: On the Bias! An Interview with Fashion in Harmony

If I had to pick one type of dress to live in for the rest of my life, it would probably be some number cut on the bias. Even before I really knew what bias-cut clothing was, I lusted after

Episode #18: Colette Patterns! An Interview with Sarai Mitnick

When I decided to start a sewing podcast this past winter, one of the first people I reached out to was Sarai Mitnick, founder and designer of Colette Patterns. I’ve admired Sarai’s patterns and blog, Coletterie, since I started getting

Episode #18: Colette Patterns! An Interview with Sarai Mitnick

When I decided to start a sewing podcast this past winter, one of the first people I reached out to was Sarai Mitnick, founder and designer of Colette Patterns. I’ve admired Sarai’s patterns and blog, Coletterie, since I started getting

Episode #17: Jeans! Couture Advice from Angela Wolf

Angela Wolf One of the great sewing challenges I’m attracted to—but somehow keep dodging—is making my own pair of jeans. I’ve read up on other sewing blogger’s makes, such as the lovely creations of Tanit Isis  and Thread Square, and even

Episode #17: Jeans! Couture Advice from Angela Wolf

Angela Wolf One of the great sewing challenges I’m attracted to—but somehow keep dodging—is making my own pair of jeans. I’ve read up on other sewing blogger’s makes, such as the lovely creations of Tanit Isis  and Thread Square, and even

Episode #16: Going Local with the Western Carolina Sewing Company

In the months since I started Thread Cult, I’ve found myself drawn to people and businesses cutting their own path in the world of craft, sewing, and textiles. This week’s episode is no exception. When I was in North Carolina

Episode #16: Going Local with the Western Carolina Sewing Company

In the months since I started Thread Cult, I’ve found myself drawn to people and businesses cutting their own path in the world of craft, sewing, and textiles. This week’s episode is no exception. When I was in North Carolina

Episode #15: Weaving Special! The Oriole Mill

Wide Jacquard loom at The Oriole Mill. Barry, one of the mill’s experts, mans the controls. All photographs by Peak Definition.  For someone who loves textiles, few experiences compare to actually seeing beautiful fibers woven together. I’ve had this feeling

Episode #15: Weaving Special! The Oriole Mill

Wide Jacquard loom at The Oriole Mill. Barry, one of the mill’s experts, mans the controls. All photographs by Peak Definition.  For someone who loves textiles, few experiences compare to actually seeing beautiful fibers woven together. I’ve had this feeling

Episode #14: Boost Your Sewing Machine IQ!

When it comes to sewing machine maintenance, I’ll admit I’m a bit clueless. I probably know more about maintaining my Toyota than my Janome. This is why I was excited to catch up with Harvey Federman, owner of Sew Right,

Episode #14: Boost Your Sewing Machine IQ!

When it comes to sewing machine maintenance, I’ll admit I’m a bit clueless. I probably know more about maintaining my Toyota than my Janome. This is why I was excited to catch up with Harvey Federman, owner of Sew Right,

Episode #13: Fashioning a Sewing Career with the Williamsburg Seamster

A little over a year ago, I remember reading a story in the Times Style section about Nayantara Banerjee, The Williamsburg Seamster. Tara, as she goes by, started a business six years ago as a traveling tailor, catering to those who like

Episode #13: Fashioning a Sewing Career with the Williamsburg Seamster

A little over a year ago, I remember reading a story in the Times Style section about Nayantara Banerjee, The Williamsburg Seamster. Tara, as she goes by, started a business six years ago as a traveling tailor, catering to those who like