Jun 29, 2009

Sewing Over the Wire.....


This is a weekly series where I share sewing news I receive with you. Enjoy your reading...



About People:

Local youngsters participate in “Camp Wanna Sew”
Borger News-Herald Mon, 22 Jun 2009 12:09 PM PDT
Texas AgriLIFE Extension and Frank Phillips College teamed up last week (June 16-18) to offer a beginning sewing camp, Camp Wanna Sew. Seven youth took advantage of this opportunity to gain a new skill, make new friends, and have fun.


Museum exhibit captures history of suit maker
The Eagle-Tribune Tue, 23 Jun 2009
LAWRENCE รข Photographs of people sketching, cutting material and stitching hang on the walls. A sewing machine with grey thread is at one corner not far from an ironing board and a pressing machine.


Harris-McCray: Pearl Masser's quilts wrap children in love
Knoxville News Sentinel Tue, 23 Jun 2009
In a large sunroom, Pearl Masser sits behind the same Singer sewing machine her mother once used to make her clothing as a child.


Local quiltmaker turns passion into hobby's top prize
Midland Reporter-Telegram Wed, 24 Jun 2009
Pointing toward the pieces of sponge she added to her seascape quilt for realism and then to the ribbon and intricate teal stitching she added to each square of her latest crazy quilt, Dean Deerfield shrugged a bit and said, for her, sewing has become about as natural as breathing.


Camp encourages creativity
Martinsville Bulletin Thu, 25 Jun 2009 03:14 AM PDT
Joshua Penn found out during the Martinsville schools’ Enrichment Academy last week that he enjoys sewing. He took a class called “The Art, Math and History of Quilting” which taught students the history of quilt-making and various methods of making quilts.


Sewing fever hits two students at St. Patrick School in Chatham
Independent Press Thu, 25 Jun 2009 07:03 AM PDT
Photo courtesy of Julie MoranDESIGNERS - Wearing the dresses they designed and created while taking a sewing class this winter are, at left Cara Benevenia of New Providence and Eileen Moran of Chatham, in pink. The St. Patrick School students...


Window Shopping: Heavens to Betsy
Columbus Alive Wed, 24 Jun 2009 21:30 PM PDT
Clintonville's knack for the crafty seems to be contagious. The handmade, DIY vibe coming from shops like Wholly Craft and Sew to Speak has spread to a little section of East Arcadia, where Heavens to Betsy recently opened.


Designer transformed hobby into business
San Francisco Chronicle Fri, 26 Jun 2009
Georgina Rice never imagined that a hobby she picked up at age 6 would someday lead to her own design firm. Twenty-two years ago, soon after she launched a sewing business out of a small studio in the Richmond District of San Francisco, referrals from nearby...


Stitching communities together
The Globe and Mail Fri, 26 Jun 2009
Inuit women receive donated zippers, buttons, snaps, Velcro and fabric ends from outerwear brand Canada Goose. They use the supplies to sew traditional jackets, a basic means of survival in the North.


Oshkosh author finds her calling after retirement
The Oshkosh Northwestern Sun, 28 Jun 2009
Susan Breier of Oshkosh held sewing as a hobby while she worked at other jobs.



Giving Back:

Got fabric? Need to sew? Charity Sharity to the rescue
Suburban Journals Tue, 23 Jun 2009

What started as a reunion for co-workers of a fabric store 10 years ago has threaded its way around the world, onto laps and into hearts of projects as friends have pieced together Charity Sharity.


Media Specialist presented with quilt
The Goochland Gazette Thu, 25 Jun 2009
The quilt is titled “Hooray for Authors!” and is the culmination of months of research, correspondence, waiting and sewing


Local nun empowers Tanzanian women with sewing machines
Fond du Lac Reporter Fri, 26 Jun 2009
Tuesdays Tanzanian Trunk Show reflects a local womans ongoing crusade to empower impoverished women.


Women Sew Pillows for Midstate Hospice
13 WMAZ Macon Fri, 26 Jun 2009
A group of Central Georgia women want to make things a little more comfortable for people in hospice care.


Economy Related:

Research and Markets: Women's, Girls', and Infants' Cut and Sew Apparel Contractors Industry in the U.S. and its ...
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance Fri, 26 Jun 2009
DUBLIN----Research and Markets has announced the addition of Supplier Relations US, LLC's new report "Women's, Girls', and Infants' Cut and Sew Apparel Contractors Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade [Q2 2009 Edition ]" to their offering.



Events:

Learn To Crochet And Knit
MyNC.com Mon, 22 Jun 2009
The Johnston County Extension Community Association’s Sew & Share Club will hold an open meeting Tuesday, July 14.


Arts Union festival “Sew What?” will leave you in stitches
Somerville Journal Wed, 24 Jun 2009 07:58 AM PDT
If you have been pining for a new wardrobe but just cannot afford to go shopping in the recession, Sew What? Head to ArtsUnion's Swap-O-Rama at Union Square from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 (rain date Sunday June 28), take your pick of clothes and even modify them on the sewing machines provided.


Learn to sew at North Plainfield's Fabricland
The Somerset Reporter Wed, 24 Jun 2009
COURTESY FABRICLANDDuring the months of July and August, Fabricland of North Plainfield, 855 Route 22 at Wilson Avenue, is offering its weekly four-day Sewing Summer Camp for Kids Program for children ages 9 through 17. NORTH PLAINFIELD -- Fabricland of...


Style calendar
Boston Herald Wed, 24 Jun 2009
SEW-PHISTICATED: Fusion Ethos Fashions is teaming up with the Somerville Arts Council for Sew What, a DIY style swap this weekend in Union Square, Somerville....


Portsmouth Fabric Co. celebrates 30 years
Portsmouth Herald Fri, 26 Jun 2009
PORTSMOUTH and#8212; Portsmouth Fabric Co. is celebrating 30 years of providing sewing enthusiasts with materials to produce quilts, garments and other textile works of art.


'Dress doctor' offers local sewing class
La Crosse Tribune Sat, 27 Jun 2009 21:42 PM PDT
Irina Christel knows something you probably don’t. She knows how to sew on a button. “When I moved to the United States, I saw maybe the grandmas knew how to sew, and that was about it,” she said.



“How To” and Products:

Hand Sewing Paper - How To
BellaOnline Thu, 25 Jun 2009
Grab a needle, paper piercer and some floss and add some great texture to your scrapbook pages and cards.


Making yoga mat bag isn't a stretch
The Indianapolis Star Fri, 26 Jun 2009
OK, here is a sewing project that maybe only seamstresses and female crafters will read. However, there could possibly be some brave, "I've come to grips with my inner crafter" dudes who would design and sew their own yoga mat bag. Lots of men do yoga; boyfriends, brothers, fathers, sons, so cut out this article and hand it over to the flexible fellow in your life. If he doesn't want to ...



A Different Kind of Sewing News

The weapon Britain hoped would defeat the Nazis...
Independent Thu, 25 Jun 2009
Tipped with a sewing machine needle and finished with a tail made from a drinking straw, they looked more like a schoolboy's toy than a terrifying weapon. For Britain's wartime scientists, however, these tiny projectiles were the sharp end of a chilling project to secure victory over the Nazis by bombarding German troops with poisoned darts.

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Poison dart 'bombs' developed by Second World War scientists
Daily Telegraph Thu, 25 Jun 2009
Poison darts to be dropped from planes in cluster bomb style weapons were developed by Porton Down scientists in collaboration with a sewing machine company during Second World War newly released files show.




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