Emma Hudson-Doyle is a self-confessed fabric hoarder who loves to pick up gems found at fabric swaps, markets and travels abroad. Her obsession has led her to start her own group in Wellington called The Fabric Hoarders.
But it isn’t just about hoarding fabric. Emma founded the group after arriving in New Zealand from the UK, and unable to find a sewing group to join, she set up her own as a means to create a community of like-minded people who love to sew and collect fabric.
The once-a-month Sunday gathering is a relaxing day which provides people with the space and time to put the final touches on a garment, cut out a pattern or get involved in some ‘problem solving’ with knowledgeable sewers close-to-hand.
There are 15 power points available for sewers of all ages and the only prerequisite is that people must bring their own sewing machine and book in advance of the meet-up date to guarantee their spot at a table.
Emma Hudson-Doyle talks to Sonia Sly about all things material.