Gyasti Averia


Indonesian born who now lives in Los Angeles, California. I work in non-profit e-commerce full time, and sew in between my day job and night classes that I’m currently taking. I like to sew woven garments. My makes range from tops to jumpsuits and everything in between. My favorite fiber is linen and that reflects a lot in my sewing!

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

Music, for me, defines a period of time. I always have a few songs that are in rotation which I repeat constantly in a given period of time. I started sewing a couple years ago and that coincided with the time when my husband and I started our lives together. There was a lot of figuring things out between us and myself alone. So I always associated my sewing with a journey to understand things, mentally and physically. I was trying to understand a newly defined relationship with my husband, and I was trying to define my relationship with my body and how to clothe it intentionally via sewing. I do listen to songs when I’m sewing a pretty complicated projects, but when I’m sewing simpler ones, I like to listen to podcasts more!

Tell us about your playlist:

These are the songs that I associated with my sewing journey. I think there are a lot of songs that bring a sense of catharsis in this playlist. There are also some songs that I jam or dance to, and generally my favorite songs from the past a couple of years!

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  1. Sound & Color – Alabama Shakes
  2. I Don’t Know – Nick Hakim
  3. Want Me – Puma Blue
  4. Fallingwater – Maggie Rogers
  5. Dunes – Alabama Shakes
  6. No Wrong – Bahamas
  7. Time Moves Slow – BADBADNOTGOOD, Samuel T. Herring
  8. Star Treatment – Arctic Monkeys
  9. Goodie Bag – Still Woozy
  10. Lost In The Light – Bahamas
  11. Miracle Aligner – The Last Shadow Puppets, Alex Turner, Miles Kane
  12. B.M.F.A. – Martha Wainwright
  13. Caught – Florence + The Machine
  14. Gimme All Your Love – Alabama Shakes
  15. Sweet Dreams, TN – The Last Shadow Puppets, Alex Turner, Miles Kane
  16. Dancing On My Own – Robyn
  17. St Jude – Florence + The Machine