This week’s Featured Pod is ‘Bagging Good Fun’ located ‘amid the green drumlins’ of Co.Down in Northern Ireland. They have made an 258 morsbags.
1. Q) Who is in your pod, Irene?
A) My daughter Anna and myself
2. Q) When/where do you dew morsbags?
A) I sew them in between my dressmaking projects and get my adult beginner sewers to make one each
3. Q) Where did you first hear about morsbags?
A) My cousin in England was making them
4. Q) Did you think about your use of plastic bags before?
A) Yes I was always a fan of a string bag
5. Q) What type of sewing machine/s do you use?
A) Janome Atelier 6, Brother overlocker and a Neechi heavy duty machine
6. Q) Please give 3 adjectives to describe your first morsbag.
A) Quirky, thrifty and satisfied
7. Q) What was the most unusual or satisfying thing you’ve made a morsbag out of?
A) Old embroidered linen supper cloths
8. Q) Who was your first bagging victim?
A) My 2 daughters- Anna and Helen
9. Q) What’s been your finest morsbag moment?
A) When I spotted one of my bags being used by a stranger
10. Q) Who would you like to guerilla bag most? (dead or alive)
A) Mary Portas – she would spread the word!
Irene also says “I volunteer in a local charity shop so I use duvets etc that aren’t good enough to sell. I now give all Christmas and birthday presents in a morsbag, closing it with an easy to remove tacking stitch. I teach crafts and dressmaking from home and a morsbag is the first thing my pupils make. My classroom is in a converted calf house (we are dairy farmers) and it’s called ‘The Bolthole’- as in a place to escape to and also as in a bolt of fabric”.
Here’s a pic of her classroom – gorgeous!
Thank you ‘Bagging Good Fun’ pod!