Are you drawn to awesome bright fabrics, retro inspired patterns and unique home décor?
Do you want a creative outlet, one that really 'sparks joy'?
Do you like the idea of learning to sew but have never taken the plunge?
Welcome! You are in the right place and I'm really excited to support you on your sewing journey.
I'm Natalie Zirngast, CEO of Dusty Disco Ball Designs
I've always loved anything to do with art and textiles – mum was an art teacher and my grandmother taught me to sew.
Some of my first dolls clothes were made on a hand operated toy sewing machine. It's still one of my treasures.
My most enduring hobby and passion has always been sewing. And it has also had a major role in my working life. From nine, I was sewing my own clothes. I've sold fabric in retail chain stores, assisted a fashion designer, tailored and sewn many, many creations for myself, friends and family.
Since 2018 I've been designing my own fabrics and patterns under the name of Dusty Disco Ball designs. Being able to design my own fabric was a revelation and I still get hugely excited whenever a new parcel of my fabric arrives.
I adore designing and sewing but equally I love seeing other people grow and develop their unique sewing style. It is hugely rewarding to be a 'link in the chain' of creativity for others. I feel honoured to be a part of that process.
I am an artist, a designer, an educator, and a very experienced sewist (my preferred term as being a sewer is not ok!). I have many skills to share but I’m also excited to learn and explore so much more in the world of quilting and textiles.
Creative journeys are much more fun with company. Come along for the ride! I would love to be there to help you develop your creative side and sew projects that sparkle!
xx Natalie @DDB
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