This is a weekly series I do every Monday where I share sewing news I receive with you. Enjoy your reading...
Replacement show on Brovo
Contestants Are Sewing, but the Hosts Are Cutting
New York Times Wed, 06 May 2009 17:46 PM PDT
The Fashion Show, a new design competition that begins on Thursday on Bravo, serves as a huffy response to Project Runway, the network’s departed former hit.
Project Runway Designer now Teaching Sewing Classes in Silver Lake
LAist Tue, 05 May 2009 PDT
Photo of Andrae Gonzalo from Home Ec. website For Project Runway fans who still like to impersonate Santino Rice impersonating Tim Gun and ask, "Where's Andrae?", we have your answer. In addtion to his design work, Andrae will be teaching sewing classes at Reform School / Home Ec. in
The next Vera Wang? Meet some teen Bay Area designers
Oakland Tribune Mon, 04 May 2009 16:16 PM PDT
From designing custom T-shirts to sewing their own prom dresses, Bay Area teens are dipping into fashion design and producing unique and custom items that they say are an expression of their creativity and a sure way to look hip.
Quilts in Sisters: where it all began; Mother and daughter run store that opened in 1975
Bright colors, fabrics and quilts hang from the walls and fill the interior of The Stitchinâ Post in Sisters. The store has motivated customers for 34 years to get out that sewing machine or find those knitting needles and start a project.âI feel like it canât be better than this,â Jean Wells Keenan, 65, co-owner, said about her feelings when she walks into the store. âIt feels so good.
Woman in her 90s still making quilts on her 1937 sewing machine
The Chippewa Herald
At 91 years old, Katherin Blaha is still plugging away.
Prairie Profiles: Ans Van Erkel
Albert Lea Tribune
Wearing a faded navy-blue dress, a 12-year-old girl looked in a mirror to see her brown eyes. She closed her eyes and wished for the day when she wouldnât have to sew two dresses together to make one.
University of New Mexico Daily Lobo Tue,
Slowdown, powercuts sting Tirupur's textile exporters
Business Standard India
As the sun slowly sets behind the skyline of factory buildings, a group of women enters the Vasantham Textiles mill in this industrial town. They position themselves behind their respective sewing machines to stitch T-shirts. But many machines in another corner of the large hall remain unattended.
Sewing beads , sowing seeds
Tulsa World Thu,
Acaramel-colored bar of beeswax looks inconspicuous until Dana Daylight shows how all those hair-fine ridges were etched across its surface. She takes it and runs it along a generous stretch of beading thread held at arm's length in her other hand.
Retail therapy: Shops and restaurants get creative in tough times
The Salem Gazette Thu, 07 May 2009
Tough times have a way of bringing out peoplesâ creativity. During the Depression women saved money on clothes by updating old styles to reflect modern times, sewing on extra fabric to extend knee-length dresses that were popular during the Jazz Age.
A humorous tale of two countries
The Gilroy Dispatch Thu,
By Laila Austefjord Editor's note: This essay won the Survival of the Funniest Writing Contest sponsored by the Gilroy Library in conjunction with
Sculpting in salmon skin
Anchorage Daily News
Athabascan people once made containers by sewing fish skins together. But by the time Audrey Armstrong was born few remembered the skill.
Of sewing machines and soft drinks
The Malay Mail Sun, 10 May 2009 20:15 PM PDT
PASSION is what drives people the most in oneâs life pursuits and the same can definitely be said for two traders at the Amcorp Mall flea market. For starters, why else would anyone want to indulge in a business of selling old items that most would dismiss as junk?
Seniors help Marines keep their cool
Onalaska Holmen Courier-Life Wed, 06 May 2009 13:25 PM PDT
A request that has taken on national proportions has residents at Onalaskaâs Eagle Crest Senior Community picking up their sewing needles, ironing boards and bottle caps to help the U.S. Marines beat the 140 degree heat in Afghanistan.
Fashion club collecting sewing machines
MyCentralJersey.com Wed, 06 May 2009 21:07 PM PDT
VOORHEES HIGH SCHOOL Fashion Club has teamed up with Pedals for Progress in High Bridge to collect sewing machines to send to third world countries.
Sew-On VelcroÂ® Plain Backed Hook & Loop Fasteners
ThomasNet Mon, 04 May 2009 PDT
Levitt Industrial Textiles is a major Platinum Status Distributor of VELCROÂ® Brand Fasteners, stocking a complete line of products. VelcroÂ® Brand hook and loop tape, Sticky-backÂ®, VelcoinÂ®, VeltexÂ®, One-WrapÂ® Cable-Ties, TexacroÂ® and more are available from our fully stocked warehouse, often shipping the same day. Today Levitt Textiles is proud to feature, VELCROÂ® brand, Sew-On Plain Backed Hook ...