I have been working hard on the January issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine. As always there are six Bustle & Sew designs (including the magazine holder I finished yesterday) …
But of course the magazine is much more than just a collection of patterns and includes a lot more than just sewing. After all, although sewing is my very-most-favourite activity, I also love my home, garden, the countryside around me and my family and the contents of the magazine reflect this. Each month we also love to feature talented makers and businesswomen – the magazine simply wouldn’t be the same without them. We rounded off the year in style as our December issue included Mollie Johanson (of Wild Olive) and Emillie Ferris, two amazingly talented Makers with completely contrasting styles.
Emillie Ferris is a 20 year old student based in Suffolk. She has always been passionate about art and design but only discovered embroidery a little over a year ago. Shortly after, she opened her Etsy shop where she sells gorgeous one of a kind items ….
That have definitely inspired me to dust off some of my animal drawings and embroider some more fur – it’s been far too long! Though I don’t think I can rival Emillie’s technique and level of attention to detail – you almost feel as though her animals are going to come to life and leap out of the fabric!
I’m sure that most of you will have come across Mollie’s website Wild Olive. Her style is in complete contrast, with clean sharp lines and cute (but definitely not kitsch) designs that are accessible to all….
And particularly lovely for the novice stitcher! You can find Mollie’s lovely patterns in her Etsy shop.
Thank you so much Mollie and Emillie for being a part of this month’s magazine.
And I’d like to extend an invitation to all the talented designers and makers out there … we’re looking for new artists to feature over the coming months, so if you would like to be considered, then please do drop me an email to [email protected] with details of your website/store and if possible images of your work. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!