Paper Seams is a little boutique that is passionate about handmade. As a home sewist myself, I create workbooks for those who love to handcraft.
What’s your “handmade groove ?”
First and foremost sewing would have to be my groove. Recently I’ve enjoyed a bit of self-taught book binding and graphic design but the passion of creating something pretty from gorgeous fabrics is something I can’t seem to get enough of.
What’s on your bedside table right now? (hey, no tidying up or censoring)
Umm, here goes… a baby monitor and an alarm clock (which kind of function as one in the same!). Stack of unread books and magazines (haha, mostly weight watchers magazines!). Random objects; pens, hair clips and a shepherds whistle and probably a bit of dust!
Who are your creative role models? What music, books, images, poetry spark your creative fire?
Ashley Hackshaw, from Lil Blue Boo, is a creative genius and someone who I have great admiration for. There are so many other Mumma’s out there creating amazing things with their time and talents which continue to amaze and inspire me. Nature also plays a part along with images of historical sewing patterns and publications.
What could you talk late into the night about with like minded people?
Becoming and being a Mummy and all that it means and brings.
If you could go to three free workshops/creative events this year which ones would they be? What are they about?
Great question, I’ll have to start looking into this. I’d love to learn how to screen-print, that is next on my list.
How do you balance your creative life with your family, life commitments?
Ahh, this is the ultimate conundrum. When I have an answer I’ll let you know.
What is your favourite creative screw-up?
A cotton skirt with two neat little pleats. A self-drafted pattern that eventuated to have pleats in it after over-calculating for my post-baby circumference.
Kitchen table or studio?
Both, I am fortunate to now have an old kitchen table (from trademe) in my ‘studio’ (spare room)
Do you have a wish list? Can you tell us what’s on it?
I always have a wish list. There are many things both material and non-material/experiential on my list, particularly the wish to achieve harmony of family/life commitments with creative life. Oh, and of course the Bernina 550QE sewing machine :)
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