Lauren Guthrie is the creative force behind Guthrie & Ghani, a fabric emporium and sewing school based in Moseley, Birmingham. Lauren set up Guthrie & Ghani in 2013 following a career shift from Physiotherapy to pursue a more creatively fulfilling life. During the renovation of the beautiful mock Tudor building where the shop now stands she was a finalist in the first ever series of BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee, where amateur sewers take on challenges as they compete to be named Britain's best home sewer. As a complete coincidence the shop opened shortly after the show was aired and the rest, as they say, is history.
In this episode, we discuss what lead to the career change, how she created her own luck and her exciting plans for the future. It’s clear that Lauren loves what she does and her passion for sewing is infectious. If you walk into her shop, I dare you not to want to buy everything in it. She runs regular workshops to share her passion with others and has big plans for the future. Watch this space.