May 11, 2009

Sewing Over the Wire.....

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.

About People:

Project Runway Designer now Teaching Sewing Classes in Silver Lake
Tue, 05 May 2009 12:49 PM 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
Silver Lake. Many of us are trying to spend less money on clothes. In his class, Survival Stitches with Andrae ...

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
The Bulletin
Tue, 05 May 2009 04:06 AM PDT
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
Mon, 04 May 2009 22:30 PM PDT
At 91 years old, Katherin Blaha is still plugging away.

Prairie Profiles: Ans Van Erkel
Albert Lea Tribune
Tue, 05 May 2009 07:12 AM PDT
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.

Artist's Avenue
University of New Mexico Daily Lobo
Tue, 05 May 2009 23:52 PM PDT
UNM student D'Andre Quinn Curtis Armand DQ, or Dre, collects fine art. He stores it at his mom's home in Arizona and in his apartment. His home also doubles as a sewing studio, where he recently stitched, from scratch, a sleek Three Stooges vest with silky threads.

Slowdown, powercuts sting Tirupur's textile exporters
Business Standard India
Wed, 06 May 2009 12:27 PM PDT
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, 07 May 2009 00:39 AM PDT
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 20:51 PM PDT
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, 07 May 2009 16:40 PM PDT
By Laila Austefjord Editor's note: This essay won the Survival of the Funniest Writing Contest sponsored by the Gilroy Library in conjunction with
Silicon Valley reads. Standing in line at customs in Sea-Tac Airport with Little Man, my six-month old baby asleep in a bag by my feet, I was contemplating how to explain that I should not pay duty on my sewing machine. Even with five years of

Sculpting in salmon skin
Anchorage Daily News
Sat, 09 May 2009 18:19 PM PDT
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?

Giving Back:

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
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.

New Products:

Sew-On Velcro® Plain Backed Hook & Loop Fasteners
Mon, 04 May 2009 11:31 AM PDT
Levitt Industrial Textiles is a major Platinum Status Distributor of VELCRO® Brand Fasteners, stocking a complete line of products. Velcro® Brand hook and loop tape, Sticky-back®, Velcoin®, Veltex®, One-Wrap® Cable-Ties, Texacro® and more are available from our fully stocked warehouse, often shipping the same day. Today Levitt Textiles is proud to feature, VELCRO® brand, Sew-On Plain Backed Hook ...


  1. I love browsing through your sewing news.

  2. Talk about keeping us up to date! Thanks for doing this weekly!