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Sew What?

Sew What? is a weekly podcast that celebrates historic needlework and those who stitched it. Isabella Rosner, your local needlework expert, explores all types of needlecraft (including embroidery, knitting, weaving, nålbinding, quilting, lacemaking, and everything in between) from around the world and across continents and interviews leading textile artists, scholars, and curators. After three successful seasons with a total of 62 episodes, Sew What? is releasing standalone episodes. The historic needlework goodness never stops! Listen here or on your favourite podcast app and look out for new episodes dropping on Thursdays at 12pm BST.

RSN at the Fashion and Textile Museum: An Interview with Dennis Nothdruft Sew What?

In this episode, Isabella interviews Dennis Nothdruft, Head of Exhibitions at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. The two discuss the museum's current exhibition, "150 Years of the Royal School of Needlework: Crown to Catwalk."Images and sources are available at @sewwhatpodcast on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. The podcast has a website, sewwhatpodcast.com.
  1. RSN at the Fashion and Textile Museum: An Interview with Dennis Nothdruft
  2. New London Needlework Reexamined: An Interview with Lynne Zacek Bassett
  3. Stitching A Better World: An Interview with Stephanie Valencia of the Social Justice Sewing Academy
  4. Flax and Finger Weaving: Māori Woven Textiles
  5. Resilient Stitching, Then and Now: An Interview with Claire Wellesley-Smith
  6. Battle, Ritual, and Community: Asafo Flags of the Fante People
  7. Embroidery and the Body: An Interview with Rowan Riley
  8. Japanese Mending and Stitching: Sashiko and Boro
  9. Stitching Girls and Cup Noodles: An Interview with Jessica Tang
  10. Sew What? Holiday Special: Familial Needlework

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