#103: Swimming in A Sea of Scraps with Meg Grandstaff
What do you do when you’re swimming in a sea of fabric and yarn scraps? Previous guest Meg Grandstaff has recently been concerning herself with just this question! This week’s episode is a highly unstructured conversation between myself and Meg, who is currently hosting the #ScrapBustingSeptember challenge. We talk about scraps, of course, but also storms, stashes, shirt dresses and much more.
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I am THRILLED to be able to share with you that I was a guest on Clotheshorse podcast! You can hear Part 1 of our conversation here and Part 2 here, or find them in your podcast app-of-choice.
You can follow Meg’s sewing and knitting endeavours via IG @the_grand_stash.
Listen to Meg’s previous appearances on CYT:
Ep #22: Mending Workshops with Carla & Meg / Community Glue
Ep #37: Pledges and Participants #1 with Rebecca & Meg
Meg is currently hosting the #ScrapBustingSeptember challenge, which encourages us all to make projects using our scraps and leftovers of fabric and yarn.
I mentioned how I use both the Trello app and the Stash Hub App (both on my phone) to organise my sewing plans and projects.
Learn more about the amazing enterprise, Community Glue, where Meg regularly volunteers.
Meg is a repeat participant of Me-Made-May.
She enjoyed using the Me-Made-May Workbook this year to get more from her participation.
Meg discovered the ‘Stitched Sewing Organizers’ by Annela Hoey (link goes to a British vendor’s website):
This is the project Meg wants to make form the book:
Sewing patterns Meg recommends for using scraps and leftovers of knit fabric:
Stevie Knickers pattern by Paper Theory
Watson Bra pattern by Cloth Habit
Blomma Tank pattern by Paradise Patterns (see one of Meg’s versions)
Image source: Meg Grandstaff - undies made using the Stevie Knickers pattern by Paper Theory.
Meg has been hoovering up yarn leftovers by making socks and knitted scrunchies:
Meg and I are both massively inspired by clothing creator Zero Waste Daniel, also @zerowastedaniel on IG.
Meg’s scrap studio tunic from denim:
Image source: Meg Grandstaff - tunic made using the Studio Tunic pattern by Sew Liberated.
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