Hi, I created MOMSO from my love of sewing. The name MOMSO stands for Michelle Osbourne Matthiasson Sewing Oasis, which is exactly what it is to me, an oasis of calm and creativity.
Over the last few years sewing and needlework have grown in popularity, making it accesible to the masses is my mission. When running workshops at the Centrepoint Homeless charity it was clear there was a need for sewing services, classes and workshops.
Sewing is part of me, inherited from my mother and grandmother. My wonderful Grandma, Mrs Avis Barrett taught me all she knew, I often sat at her feet as a 4 year old whilst she was creating beautiful wedding dresses long into the early hours of the morning.
I gained my profesional experience working as an apprentice for 3 years under the watchful eye of Freydis Jonsdottir, a master textiles designer from Iceland creating custom made swimwear and childrens clothing. I went on to work for 66°NORTH Iceland for a further 2 years honing my skills to a global level.
In 2013 Michelle Osbourne Matthiasson appeared on the The Great British Sewing Bee, displaying her amazing talents and wowing the judges with her creativity. Earlier this year she was commisioned by the celebrity stylist Arabella Boyce to create a frock coat for the amazing Jennifer Saunders on her Ab Fab movie. She has since created the MOMSO and Thrifty at Home workshops introducing sewing and upcycling to vulnerable members of the community with great turnouts and positive outcomes.
To see michelle in action; http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03myqj2
Michelle Osbourne Matthiasson
Mrs Avis Barrett
Mrs Avis Barret, ever present
inspiration for MOMSO, self taught in Jamaica back in the 1940's passing on her knowledge from generation to generation. Priceless!
TEL: 07515 530 746
The Sewing Company - London
TEL: 07515 530 746
51 Lilford Road
Tel: 07515 530 746