May 18, 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...

About People:

Aunt Norie's Sewing Room
The Tonganoxie Mirror
Tue, 12 May 2009 22:05 PM PDT
I received an interesting phone call the other day.

Courting fashion
Tue, 12 May 2009 00:50 AM PDT
Amidst mountains of fabric, sewing kits, innumerable hangers and fashionable mannequins, Charity Mize, adorned in sweats from head to toe, intently bends over her sewing machine, completely at home in the controlled chaos of Leazar Hall's design studio.

Teen mom wins prom dress
Prince George Citizen Online
Tue, 12 May 2009 16:01 PM PDT
Shannah-Lae Oakley knows a little bit of how Cinderella felt the night of the ball. Oakley is a
Kelly Road secondary school Grade 12 student and mother of two-year-old daughter Tallon Oakley. Her story got through to Prince George tailor Brenda Mackenzie, known at the school as Granny Good Witch for all the sewing projects she has done for KRSS since her son attended there in years gone by. ...

Prehistoric fishing tackle found in Egypt
AFP via Yahoo! Canada News
Tue, 12 May 2009 13:44 PM PDT
CAIRO (AFP) - An Egyptian archaeological team has found prehistoric fishing gear, sewing equipment and jewellery all made from animal bones, as well as pottery and coins, near an oasis south of Cairo, officials said on Tuesday.

Not cut from the same cloth
Tue, 12 May 2009 07:30 AM PDT
With a shipment due at the end of the month, junior in art and design Sarah Lytvinenko works diligently to sew together a pair of jeans. Lytvinenko and her husband Victor began their company Raleigh Denim two years ago.

Baker Middle School students sew dresses for African girls
Detroit News
Mon, 11 May 2009 22:27 PM PDT
The Little Dresses for Africa project is the idea of Rachel O'Neill, a communications coordinator at
AVL Engineering, an auto supply company in Plymouth. She created a simple pattern for a dress to be made out of a pillowcase, and began delivering the finished garments to the continent three years ago.

Get extra years out of your old clothes
FOX 35 Orlando Wed, 13 May 2009 19:01 PM PDT
Getting an extra few years out of your old clothes can save you a bundle. If those garments need a new stitch or two, consider taking your threads down to the Sewing Technology department at Orlando Tech.

Of Note
Pleasanton Weekly
Thu, 14 May 2009 13:44 PM PDT
Abby Prynn, Charli Faris, Kelsey Dunn, (middle) Kate Chase, Gabriella Hughey, Sarah Fletcher, Abby Prynn, Abbie O'Brien (bottom) Jennifer D'Addabbo, Kelly McQuade-Weingarten and Kaylee VandagriffanKirk have been busy laying out patterns on floral fabric and sewing dresses.

Some shoppers find relaxation at Antique Alley Yard Sale
The Gadsden Times
Thu, 14 May 2009 16:51 PM PDT
The dollars are damp when they change hands. Muggy
Alabama air greets bargain hunters as they comb the roadside, looking for hidden treasure. The usually bare ditch banks and front yards of U.S. Highway 11 now are covered with everything from 1930s-era sewing machines to 100-year-old steamer trunks from Pennsylvania. Almost-new electric...

Custom Cover Manufacturing Process a Hit with Master-Lee Electric Power Producer Clients
Fri, 15 May 2009 05:38 AM PDT
Custom Cover Manufacturing Process a Hit with Master-Lee Electric Power Producer Clients. Ability to produce custom covers utilizing mass production techniques allows quick turn-around & increased cost-savings for FME departments.
San Diego, California, May 12, 2009-Industrial sewing firm, Gary Manufacturing today announced a new production process that would allow for custom capabilities of ...

How to sew like a feminist
Times Online
Fri, 15 May 2009 13:26 PM PDT
In a dusty, damp Victorian pub off an East London thoroughfare fringed with fried-chicken joints and kebab houses, a group of fashionable young women make their way past the bar weighed down with fabric samples and cake stands piled high with home-made goodies.

Holding court
Boston Globe
Sat, 16 May 2009 18:54 PM PDT
It took four days and two sewing machines
, but Norfolk Superior Court assistant clerk Diane Gibbons had become the picture of 1860s elegance by the time she led her first tour of the courthouse in Dedham, hoop skirt and all.

Sewing quilts is purpose, friendship and support is payoff for quilting group
The Press-Enterprise Sat, 16 May 2009 23:05 PM PDT
Dorothy Sheldrake started a quilting group four years ago to stay in touch with her friends. The 68-year-old had just moved to
Winchester from La Habra. She hoped the quilting group would entice old friends to visit her at the new home

Economy Related:

Door open to union sit-in at Des Plaines Hartmarx plant
Chicago Sun-Times
Mon, 11 May 2009 03:53 AM PDT
Employees at Hart Schaffner Marx's sewing plant in Des Plaines are expected to vote today on whether to stage a sit-in, reminiscent of the one at the Republic Windows and Doors plant last year. The protest would take place only if Wells Fargo takes action to force parent company Hartmarx into liquidation, according to a spokesman for the union representing the company's 3,000 workers.

Obama's myth of foreign tax breaks
The Globe and Mail
Wed, 13 May 2009 00:46 AM PDT
reynolds.globe@gmail.comIsaac Merritt Singer, sporadic inventor and itinerant actor, gets the credit for the first U.S. multinational company. Mr. Singer didn't invent the sewing machine but, in 1851, he did devise a model that was easier to make and easier to operate, transforming it from industrial machine to household appliance. Singer Manufacturing Co. established its first subsidiary in ...

Research and Markets: Men's and Boys' Cut and Sew Trouser, Slack, and Jean Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its ...
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
Thu, 14 May 2009 09:00 AM PDT
DUBLIN----Research and Markets has announced the addition of Supplier Relations US, LLC's new report "Men's and Boys' Cut and Sew Trouser, Slack, and Jean Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its Foreign Trade [2009 Edition ]" to their offering

Home Depot makes itself at home atop its online category, Nielsen says
Fri, 15 May 2009 14:13 PM PDT
Among online home and garden retailers, The Home Depot had the most unique visitors in April, although it managed just a 1% increase from April 2008, according to Nielsen Online. Sewing and crafts retailer fashioned the biggest increase in traffic, up 39%.

Giving Back:

Quilts honor those who served
Salem Observer Wed, 13 May 2009 12:05 PM PDT
BY DERRICK PERKINS A local woman is using her sewing machine to try and mend the wounds of war. Diana O√ĘConnor, a 44- year-old mother of four, spends her spare time scrounging up fabric and piecing together quilts to send to the families of soldiers, airmen and seamen who have died since Sept. 11 in a tradition that originally dates back to the Civil War. √ĘThink of it as a sympathy card on ...

Blankets and wraps help hospital patients cope
Wed, 13 May 2009 03:08 AM PDT
CROWN POINT -- Seldom does a person feel more alone than when facing a serious illness. Small acts of human kindness, seeming inconsequential, often serve as a reminder that others still care. Lenore Hess and Sister Rene Duplessis, OSF, both employees of Saint Anthony Medical Center, have combined their sewing skills to make those small acts count in a big way. Early this year, Hess and ...

New Products:

The Insider: Don't be stitched up by repairs, sew it yourself
Fri, 15 May 2009 16:16 PM PDT
In the past year, sales of sewing machines
have rocketed as the recession has encouraged more people to rediscover the skill of repairing clothes, or making their own.

A Different Kind of Sewing News:

Prehistoric fishing tackle found in Egypt
New Kerala
Wed, 13 May 2009 02:52 AM PDT
Abu Dhabi, May 13 : An Egyptian archaeological team has found prehistoric fishing gear, sewing equipment and jewellery all made from animal bones, as well as pottery and coins, near an oasis south of Cairo.

Until next time,
Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun,

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