Mothers of Unvention


148 The Sandbox

I used a pattern by Etsy seller, WilloWynn, to make Buttons, the bunny, and her wardrobe. The trouser block drafting comparison video, by Sage Foley, is very good. Her channel…

146 Fran and Oscar

Sartorial style. What is it, who owns it, and can I get some? Also, my socks are cursed. Plus a visit with Mother of Unvention, JC Briar, the designer and…

142 Working the Ropeline

Halmstad, my knitsibs. This sweater architecture UNVENTION that changes all things stranded. Our back-of-the-packet recipe for snow day soup is Kowalski’s Turkey and Wild Rice. (It’s just as tasty with…

140 Wednesday to Wednesday

Rough week. Watching democracy almost die makes me cranky. There was a clear choice between donning the pants of crazy, OR hunkering down and making stuff. I chose the latter.…

139 Prose into Poetry

A jam packed and fun filled episode, featuring a shave horse, dressmaking, a really cool bag, the Novus Jacket, iteration, and One Hundred Acts of Sewing, with Sonya Phillip.


I’m a serial maker of podcasts, and many things that are not podcasts. I love playing with yarn, fibre and cloth. I will never accept that furniture in my living room only goes two ways. Almost every night, I dream about houses.


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