May 26, 2009

Sewing Over the Wire.....


This is a weekly series I do every Monday (this week Tuesday because of the holiday yesterday) where I share sewing news I receive with you. Enjoy your reading...

About People:

Sew much love for denim
North Shore Times
Mon, 18 May 2009 01:05 AM PDT
TRAVERS Chue has a secret weapon when he designs clothes.


Woman expresses love for sewing at Alterations by Debra
Wichita Falls Times Record News Sun, 17 May 2009 23:11 PM PDT
As a girl growing up in Clarksville, Tenn., Debra Baker would sit and watch her grandmother, Nancy Covington, sew clothing.


Woman expresses love for sewing at Alterations by Debra
Wichita Falls Times Record News Sun, 17 May 2009 23:11 PM PDT
As a girl growing up in Clarksville, Tenn., Debra Baker would sit and watch her grandmother, Nancy Covington, sew clothing.


Living treasure believes in sharing craft, knowledge
The Native American Times Tue, 19 May 2009 08:23 AM PDT
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. â At 70, Bessie Russell has acquired many artistic skills in her life: sewing, beading, crafting clay beads for jewelry, among others. But the one craft she always comes back to is the art of traditional Cherokee basket weaving.


Sewing instructor teaches life skills
Rockford Register Star
Wed, 20 May 2009 04:05 AM PDT
Kay Hatch isn’t concerned if her students have perfect needlework or straight stitching lines. Hatch, a sewing teacher at
Patriots Gateway Community Center in Rockford, wants her kids to learn more basic day-to-day life skills.


Economics, do-it-yourself popularity bring sewing-machine revival
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Wed, 20 May 2009 22:14 PM PDT
When most people scour antique stores for fine linens, they're probably looking to add vintage charm to a bedroom or dress a table for the holidays.


Quilterâs Nook Provides Classes to Oswego Industries, Inc. Participants
Oswego County Today Wed, 20 May 2009 19:49 PM PDT
Quilter's Nook, a well-equipped fabric and supply store located on the lower level of Canal Commons in Oswego, has been lending a helping hand by providing sewing classes for some of the participants of Oswego Industries, Inc.'s LIFE program.


Sewing and friendships nurtured at art exhibit
Las Vegas Sun Thu,
21 May 2009 02:15 AM PDT
Itâs the final night of Danielle Kellyâs exhibit at Henri and Odette on
Sixth Street. The gallery has turned into a production line of sorts, an informal artists workshop â a sewing circle with beer and wine.


Style File: Sew fine
Denver Post Thu, 21 May 2009 00:37 AM PDT
Hey, crafty types: Put down your knitting needles and crochet hooks this evening and dress up in something you made yourself.


Women rejecting retail, sewing their own clothes
Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Fri, 22 May 2009 00:28 AM PDT
Published:
Friday, May 22, 2009 at 3:15 a.m. Last Modified: Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 8:03 p.m. The economy is a little worse for wear. Priscilla Woodyard made this knit top that is similar to one she bought in a department store for $48.


Patriotic work
Sidney Herald
Fri, 22 May 2009 14:55 PM PDT
Whenever Yvonne Gebhardt, Sidney, is asked to repair an old, tattered flag, she takes it and makes a judgment on whether it can be restored. And if it can, Gebhardt sits at her sewing machine
in the basement of her home as she mends the material.


Drapery lining type depends on purpose
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Sat, 23 May 2009 02:33 AM PDT
D
EAR GAIL: I'm going to tackle my first do-it-yourself project and sew drapery panels for my master bedroom. I've noticed that most of the panels now sold in stores are not lined. Do I need to line mine? -- Joan M.


Longtime Seamstress Has "Golden" Touch
WYTV Youngstown
Sat, 23 May 2009 21:10 PM PDT
Talk about work ethic? The woman in this story is the definition of it! 76 years ago she began sewing and turned that skill into a career that's still going strong. Margie Layshock is 82 years old and still runs her Boardman business, Margie's Golden Needle. The seamstress says she's been  sewing since she was 6 years old, "I'd come down from school and rip hems and pin them up and stitch for ...


Holmes Valley Quilters
Chipley Bugle
Sat, 23 May 2009 14:48 PM PDT
The Holmes Valley Quilters Guild met recently and learned during "Sew and Tell" what other members had been working on for the past month. Above left: Guild member June Lawson shows off her completed Block of the Month for April Prairie Star Basket.


Show features products of hands-on program
Owen Sound Sun Times Mon,
25 May 2009 20:51 PM PDT
Kate Jarvis says she used to be clueless when it came to sewing. But when the 16-year-old strutted down the runway yesterday wearing a pink and white party dress of her own design, there was little doubt she had figured out the differences between basting, binding and blind hemming.[...]

Giving Back:


Nigeria: Taraba - Foundation Empowers 62 Widows
AllAfrica.com Thu,
21 May 2009 01:34 AM PDT
Jalingo â Maiyaki Foundation has donated sewing machines to 62 widows in southern part of
Taraba State


Kids warming up kids
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Thu,
21 May 2009 12:36 PM PDT
Rockwood students continue tradition of knitting quilts for newborns. The sewing needle has been passed and a tradition of kids helping kids stay warm continues with the opening of the new SSM St. Clare Health Center near Fenton.


Volunteers sew precious memories for grieving families
Knoxville News Sentinel Fri, 22 May 2009 21:44 PM PDT
Families who've lost loved ones to a terminal illness walk a difficult path. They must continue their life journey carrying a heavy load of grief.


Employees remember veterans during lunch hour
The Garden Island
Sat, 23 May 2009 11:05 AM PDT
PUHI â Grove Farm employees spent their Thursday lunch picking flowers and sewing lei.


Volunteers do what they can to support troops overseas
The State Journal-Register
Sun, 24 May 2009 21:47 PM PDT
A small assembly line came together in
Sandyâs Sewing Center on Wednesday morning as owner Sandy Ranson and eight volunteers set out to make at least 100 neck coolers. The coolers are filled with absorbent crystals that are wetted and then put on soldiersâ necks to keep them cool in high temperatures.

Economy Related:


Digital cottage industries thrive
Financial Times
Sun, 24 May 2009 14:52 PM PDT
InVictorian times, women who wanted to supplement the household income took in sewing.


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