There are amazingly talented people who fall in love with multiple crafts. These crafty renaissance people interest me and I admire their creativity. Cal Patch of Hodge Podge Farm is one of those people. With her love of the fiber arts including spinning, crocheting and knitting, she is a talented garment sewer/sewist, author, designer and teacher. After watching her classes on Creativebug, I want to move onto her farm in New York. (I am sure she won’t notice, right? Right…)
I recently bought her Design It Yourself Clothes book and am inspired to make my own patterns instead of spending hours making modifications to existing patterns. Learning to draft patterns for garments is like learning to make simple blocks in quilting or a stockinette scarf. (Check out this great class on Creativebug.) I feel like starting with the “basics” will help me understand and trouble shoot more complicated patterns in the future.
During our episode, we talk about her creative journey from suburban Ohio to New York City and now upstate New York. With stops at Urban Outfitters and Patch 155, Cal has been a part of multiple facets of the maker industry. She talks about her experiences teaching both in person and now through Creativebug. Through a bit of persuasion, she even talks about how she would spend her perfect day. I hope you enjoy the episode as much as I did recording it!
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