Thistle & Bean. I'm Kate, a librarian by day & creatrix by night... I love to sew, knit, paint, cook, and -as my profession belies- read. I have a penchant for vintage and retro and I love to treasure hunt at thrift stores.
I learned to sew from my mom and from my paternal grandmother when I was a little girl. I volunteered for lots of community theatre productions in middle school and high school making costumes and I worked for a theatre making costumes in college. I learned to knit shortly after graduating and for a couple of years, I made lots of my own clothing.
It's been about a decade since I sewed or knit clothes for myself. In the interim, I've been doing a lot of liturgical sewing and making tiny outfits for Blythe dolls... but all that has changed since I found my dream sewing machine in November 2013. (It's a vintage Husquvarna 5610.)
Thistle & Bean was born. I can also be found on Ravelry.