Lyndsey B

She / Her
sewist / crafter / diy

I’m Lyndsey. Up until my mid-twenties, I believed I wasn’t really creative. As a scientist and statistician by trade, I still find it hard to identify as a creative or an artist. Most of what I love to make is practical – I most consistently sew and do general DIY projects around the house. I love to fix things. I’ve also dabbled in embroidery, woodworking, and film photography. I learned to sew at 13 because I wanted to learn how to rework clothes I was forced to get from friends and the local thrift store. I stopped sewing as a young adult because I was no longer forced to shop secondhand, but rediscovered my love for creating clothing a few years back when I started becoming more conscious about sustainability. I love sewing anything in cotton and linen.

What influence does music have in your life as a creative?:

I’ve always been deeply connected to music and I love how it marks periods of my life. If I listen to The XX’s debut album, I am instantly transported to driving my first car, a 1995 Buick Skylark, down PCH in Southern California after just getting my license. I wouldn’t say music connects me to my sewing projects, but rather it helps me stay connected to myself, which gives me the energy and desire to create. Music helps me to connect to what I’m feeling and how I’ve grown as a person throughout my life. This, I believe, is an important part of the creative process and is also a benefit of giving myself time to listen to music while making.

Tell us about your playlist:

I created a playlist that is a smattering of some of my favorite artists and styles of music – some older and some newer. I like to create playlists that are designed like a mix-tape, meaning they should be played in order and have some common threads. This isn’t the only music I listen to while sewing, but is what I would choose if I was sewing today 🙂

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  1. Kyoto – Phoebe Bridgers
  2. Seventeen – Peach Pit
  3. Jeannie Becomes A Mom – Caroline Rose
  4. Stronghold – Habibi
  5. Sleepwalkin’ – Better Oblivion Community Center, Phoebe

    sewist / crafter /diyBridgers, Conor Oberst

  6. Leonie – Frankie Cosmos
  7. I Really Do – Seapony
  8. Thinning – Snail Mail
  9. Lengua Larga – Helado Negro
  10. Everybody Wants to Love You – Japanese Breakfast
  11. Rivals – Wild Ones
  12. Give It Up – Angel Olsen
  13. Bad News – Habibi
  14. Sour Breath – Julien Baker
  15. Your Dog – Soccer Mommy
  16. Saddest Summer – The Drums
  17. Moonsea – Frankie Cosmos
  18. The Only Thing – Sufjan Stevens
  19. A Great Design – Black Marble
  20. 1816 – Juanita y Los Feos
  21. Range Life – Pavement
  22. Queen Bitch – 2015 Remaster – David Bowie