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A new September Outlook - The Stash!

A new September Outlook - The Stash!
Kia Ora Sewers and welcome to September. With Covid-19 (aka Delta strain) in the country we have had to rethink our Sewing Room Series. I'm not going to lie it's been difficult lining up sewing rooms for publication, nothing to do with the participants, just logistics.

August Sewing Room - Introducing Lisa McCready

August Sewing Room - Introducing Lisa McCready
You are in for a treat sewers!  Meet Lisa McCready one of the most interesting ladies I have met. I have known Lisa for a few years and she never ceases to amaze me with what she actually does, which is quite a lot as it turns out. I hope you enjoy visiting Lisa's sewing room as much as I did filming it. Be prepared to be Wowed!

Our July Sewing Room guest Michelle McGlashan

Our July Sewing Room guest Michelle McGlashan
Michelle loves to let her grandchildren rummage around her sewing cupboards cutting up bits of fabric with projects in mind. What a great way of encouraging creativity and hopefully following in her footsteps.

The June Sewing Room Series

The June Sewing Room Series
Emma Prestidge lives in Wellington and is an avid sewer and blogger. She's a whole lot more but this is enough to get you interested in this fascinating thirty something. Forgive if you can my amateur filming and catch some great tips from Emma.

The Sewing Room Series - May: Meet Helen Baylis

The Sewing Room Series - May: Meet Helen Baylis
The Sewing Room Series  May | Meet Helen Baylis Let me present Helen Baylis from Taranaki as our May Sewing Room Feature. Firstly right off the bat...

Welcome to our April Sewing Room - Lois Gibbins

Welcome to our April Sewing Room - Lois Gibbins
It was such a treat visiting Lois and her Sewing Room. Not just because I got a great cup of tea with homemade cake but it’s always so inspiring to step into another sewers’ work room. Lois produces quality garments for her own wardrobe and occasionally for her family.

Introducing our March Sewer - Dot Roodbeen.

Introducing our March Sewer - Dot Roodbeen.
Dot has been a sewer for 5 minutes.  Just joking, but she will be the first to say she took up sewing in her later years as time allowed. It was a "What haven't I done yet" type of moment. 

5 Adventures to Take Your Right to Roam Rucksack On

5 Adventures to Take Your Right to Roam Rucksack On
How lucky are we to live in New Zealand? This year we want to encourage you to explore our backyard. From the winterless North to the tip of the South, New Zealand is full of epic adventures.

Simple White Linen Outfit Ideas

Simple White Linen Outfit Ideas

Our White Irish Linen is the perfect fabric for summer dresses. It is produced in small batches in Ireland where there is a strong heritage of spinning and weaving linen fabric. Made by a mill who uses electricity supplied solely from renewable energy sources and OEKO Tex certified.

The Sewing Room Series Featuring Shirley Taylor

The Sewing Room Series Featuring Shirley Taylor
The Sewing Room Series Featuring Shirley Taylor About Shirley What can I say about Shirley? As it turns out, loads! She's an 84 year old ex-pat fr...

Why you need some Irish Linen this Summer.

Why you need some Irish Linen this Summer.
The Summer of Sewing: Irish Linen Here at Jones and Taylor we are declaring it 'The Summer of Sewing'. We simply love Irish Linen but if it is not ...

The Sewing Room

The Sewing Room

The Sewing Room - here's mine.