Hosts

Meet our talented in-house
and resident hosts.

Be inspired to create

Tatianya

Founder of Stitchery & Co. & In-house Host

Tatianya plans to do all that she can to return textile manufacturing to Australia. The creation of Stitchery & Co. is the first building block born out of a need to fill the gap in Textiles Education that is missing from mainstream teachings. Fast fashion is linked with environmental damage and waste, so why not utilise the concept of make, do, mend. Take what you have, make do with it, and learn the skills to repair or repurpose it.

Textile manufacturing in Australia fell into a downward spiral in the early 70s with decisions that enabled the cheap import of foreign-manufactured fast fashion. Stitchery & Co. teaches clients the skills to be able to create their own garments from start to finish, thus revitalising local sewing production.

Annette

Resident Host

Originally from the UK, Annette has been sewing since she was five, having been taught hand embroidery stitches at school. This love of sewing turned into a lifelong career. She went on to study Textiles, Art, Fashion Design and Production, eventually becoming a Fashion Designer and Garment Technician.

With 12 years of industry experience, Annette’s specialty is childrenswear, menswear, youth wear and graphic design. She has worked for trend forecasters, independent retailers and wholesalers, travelling overseas to France and China to source materials and liaise with suppliers. Annette has unique skills and is keen to impart her wisdom to her clients.

Megan

Resident Host

Introducing Stitchery & Co. Resident Host, Megan, of Sew and Tell Australia! With a love of sewing, crafting and sharing knowledge, Megan hosts mixed skills Adult classes with a warm and welcoming social atmosphere. Currently studying Fashion & Design, Megan’s sewing journey began with the skills taught to her as a child, by her mum.

Now a mum herself, Megan is excited to share her joy of crafting fabric into a beautiful garment that makes you feel special! Renowned for her collaborations with well regarded independent pattern designers and fabric designers, Megan’s passion is teaching Adult beginners to discover the joy of sewing and help them feel beautiful in clothes made to flatter their body.

Matilda

Resident Host

With 20 years of experience in fashion and sewing, Matilda has her BA in Fine Arts/Fashion Design and has run her own clothing design and manufacture enterprises including made to measure, alterations and children’s wear. Passionate about education and sharing the knowledge of sewing, enjoy Matilda’s experience with making garments that fit your body, your personal style and your daily life. Matilda’s sewing interests include pattern alterations, upcycling and vintage sewing, indie sewing patterns, sewing to achieve a professional finish, sewing with knits and alterations and mending.

Lou

Resident Host

An experienced and passionate teacher and trainer, in Early Learning, Primary and TAFE sectors, Lou brings a wealth of enjoyment to teaching children, with interests in crafting and sewing, making clothes, felt and soft toys, cross stitch, embroidery, applique and quilting to name a few. Committed to nurturing individual creativity and finding unlimited ways to enhance self-expression, Lou has a keen interest in supporting children and adults living with a disability, with a goal of building self confidence and nurturing well-being.