Sew Love founder Sarah Lancaster has been on a sewing mission around New Zealand to provide pop-up spaces and resources for people to learn to sew and get to know their community.
More than just sewing classes, Sew Love is about celebrating sustainable sewing, upcycling projects, second-hand shopping, and sharing sewing resources to spread environmentally friendly ideas and empowerment through crafty DIY.
For the last two years, Sarah Lancaster has enlisted the help of a trusty companion in her summer tours of New Zealand, that being a solar-powered 1984 Mitsubishi campervan, Cecil.
The solar panel on Cecil’s roof runs four sewing machines, an overlocker, lights and music. At each stop on her tour of New Zealand, Sarah Lancaster has been providing sustainable sewing workshops and raising awareness of sustainability and preserving the planet.
Whether its teaching sustainable sewing in workshops and pop-ups around Auckland City, engaging the local community in guerilla crafting activities or spreading her eco warrior cheer, the New Zealand-based Sarah Lancaster insists on following her heart and doing what she loves.
In this video, she candidly talks about her journey, how she sustains her lifestyle, and what drives her.
Rosalind Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a writer who specialises in sustainable lifestyle and living, wellbeing, music and arts. Rosalind also works as a counsellor, intuitive reader and spiritual life coach helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com