Jun 1, 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:

Meadowlawn Knitting Club brings generations together around time-honored handicraft
Tue, 26 May 2009
In days gone by, essential skills like knitting, quilting and sewing were passed down from mother to daughter. These days, most of those lessons have gone the way of the spinning wheel and the butter churn as mothers have taken on different types of work.

'Sew' much alike
Hutchinson News
Mon, 25 May 2009
Let's talk quilts. More specifically, designing and piecing quilts. In the past they were largely pr ...

Natalie Harms' custom sewing offer unique items for customers
Jacksonville Daily News
Tue, 26 May 2009
Natalie Harms has been sewing for as long as she can remember. At five-years-old she was making clothes for her Barbies and now, 22 years later she's making stuff for babies.

Couple share creative force - Thu, 28 May 2009 PST
The Spokesman-Review
Thu, 28 May 2009
Dirk and Helen Parsons became artists when they were young. Helen Parsons was presented with a cigar box filled with sewing paraphernalia when she was 8 and began sewing anything and everything. Her first job was at a fabric store, and textiles became her palette.

Sewing green, the earth-friendly stitching movement
San Jose Mercury News Fri, 29 May 2009

Designer and author Betz White is one of the leading forces in today's do-it-yourself crafting movement, and her new book, "Sewing Green," offers projects and ideas for repurposing old materials (think of the oversize sweater taking up space in your dresser or those funky 1970s sheets you purchased

Poetry in skin
Anchorage Daily News
Sat, 30 May 2009
Eva Bryant excels in skin sewing, meticulously joining the leather and fur into practical clothing. Her skin work is notable for its simple, un-ostentatious beauty that, for all its museum-quality craftmanship, remains in touch with its utilitarian purpose.

It's sew trendy: Classes in sewing are gaining in popularity
The Canton Repository
Sat, 30 May 2009
Life imitates reality TV. Shows like Project Runway have prompted a resurgence of interest in sewing. Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores have seen double-digit increases in enrollment for beginning sewing classes. Another reason for the increased interest â sewing saves money.

Cindy Boylan
Alamogordo Daily News
Sat, 30 May 2009
A passion for photography, jewelry and sewing, it's only a fraction of Cindy Boylan's excitement for life.

Seeking value of antiques
Sat, 30 May 2009
Looking closely through a magnifying glass, Dave Turner inspects the antique sewing machine in front of him.

Jane's Sew & So Teams Up With Brother and BurdaStyle.com
Sun, 31 May 2009
Project Runway Limited
Edition Sewing and Embroidery Machine Helps High School Senior Create a Couture Dress For Prom. (PRWeb May 31, 2009) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/projectrunway/brothersewing/prweb2477484.htm

Economy Related:

Anti-union animus played role in factory closure
Oregon Daily Emerald
Wed, 27 May 2009
Recently, the Emerald ran a letter from the public relations department of Russell Athletic ("Sewing plant closed because of economic issues, not union," ODE, 5/20/09) in which Russell contested claims brought against it by more than 66 universities nationwide.

Sewing saves cash-strapped shoppers
Adelaide Now Sat, 30 May 2009

FORGOTTEN skills such as sewing clothes and stitching are enjoying renewed popularity as cash-strapped consumers adopt a "make-and-mend" philosophy in the face of the global financial crisis.

New Products:

Research and Markets: Men's and Boys' Cut and Sew Apparel Contractors Industry in the U.S. and its Foreign Trade (2009 ...
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
Thu, 28 May 2009
DUBLIN----Research and Markets has announced the addition of Supplier Relations US, LLC's new report "Men's and Boys' Cut and Sew Apparel Contractors Industry in the U.S. and its Foreign Trade " to their offering.

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

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