Jul 20, 2009

Sewing Over the Wire.....

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

Project Runway News:

'Runway' finally ready for takeoff
San Diego Union-Tribune
Mon, 13 Jul 2009 02:19 AM PDT
Let the sew-off begin: After a massive delay, “Project Runway” is revealing its new batch of aspiring fashion designers, including
San Diego designer and boutique owner Gordana Gehlhausen. Until now, they lurked in the shadows, sidelined by a legal battle over the popular design-challenge series, which began on Bravo but ended up in the hands of Lifetime.

It's back to the vamp on 'Runway' ramp
San Francisco Chronicle
Fri, 17 Jul 2009
Let the sew-off begin: After a massive delay, "Project Runway" is revealing its new batch of aspiring fashion designers. Until now, they lurked in the shadows, prematurely sidelined by a legal battle over the popular design-challenge series, which began on...

About People:

4-H members model their works
Wabash Plain Dealer
Mon, 13 Jul 2009
Wabash County 4-H members took to the catwalk on Saturday night, showing off their sewing and modeling skills during the 2009 Wabash County 4-H Fair Fashion Revue.

So far sew good for Fitzhead fete
This is West Country
Sun, 12 Jul 2009
THREE Fitzhead women have clocked up 86 years between them sewing for their annual village fete â and theyâre still going strong.

Libbey's finishes move to Sherrill
The Oneida Daily Dispatch
Mon, 13 Jul 2009
SHERRILL â Libbey's Good News Gift Shop and Sew Blessed has reopened at its new location in Sherrill, with more room for parking and sewing. Owner Elizabeth Haley said she couldn't be happier now that her gift shop, sewing room and home are all in one location.

Sewing shop offers classes, services in the community
The Atascocita Observer Tue, 14 Jul 2009

A fixture in the Humble community for more than 25 years, the
Humble Sewing Center allows people to indulge in their favorite hobbies.

Fashion students have designs on success
Newham Recorder
Tue, 14 Jul 2009
THREE fashion students are on track to sew up a career like their heroes Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. They have won through to the finals of the Fashion Futures 2 Awards, where they will come under the eye of industry scouts.

Former host of HGTV show conducts Joplin workshop
Joplin Globe Mon, 13 Jul 2009 20:13 PM PDT
Sandra Betzina loves to sew more than anyone she has ever known. And Betzina, 65, has made a living sharing that passion with people across the nation and now,

A night of fashion
Tue, 14 Jul 2009
Last night, high fashion took up residence in the Court of North Carolina as 15 designers from the Colleges of Textiles and Design showcased months of designing, sewing, weaving and building.

Teen talent has success sewn up
Wed, 15 Jul 2009
Sara Trail is only 14, but the Antioch teen hopes no one will hold it against her. Despite her youth, the high school sophomore is developing a reputation as a sewing and quilting phenom; a teenage Rachel Ray.

Ex-Prisoners Re-Entering the Workforce
FOX 24 Macon Wed, 15 Jul 2009 14:59 PM PDT
Sewing is Alfraido Thomas' speciality. "I can take a pattern and start from the raw material. I can cut it. I can assemble it. I can also pack it, Thomas says.

Trio's fair creations proof sewing for young ladies, too
Kearney Hub
Thu, 16 Jul 2009
ORLEANS â Donât try to tell the young people who modeled and presented their home-sewed garments and items earlier this week that home sewing is only popular with their grandmothers or their mothers.

Guild a place for women to connect and help their community through quilting
The Phoenix
Sat, 18 Jul 2009
Phoenix Intern The fellowship hall of the United Church of Christ gradually fills with long folding tables, sewing machines
, stacks of fabric and increasingly more women as the hour approaches ten o'clock. The women putter around the room, setting up their individual work areas and chatting with multiple people at once. At the sound of a cow bell ringing from the side of the room, attention is ...

San Bernardino artist to be featured at Redlands gallery
The Press-Enterprise
Sat, 18 Jul 2009
When artist Diane Grant was growing up in
Riverside, her bedroom doubled as her mother's sewing room. Her early exposure to fabrics and fibers through her mother, and oil painting through her grandmother, fueled her passion for art, which she will share in a show at the Redlands Art Association from Saturday through Aug. 15

About Businesses:

Chinese sewing-machine firm buys two German businesses
Fri, 17 Jul 2009
Beijing - A Chinese private sewing-machine company has bought two German textile machinery businesses for a total of 45 million yuan (6.6 million dollars), reports said on Friday. The New Jack Sewing Machine Company, based in the eastern city of

Notions Marketing, built on sewing, scrapbook supplies, still growing in Grand Rapids
The Grand Rapids Press
Fri, 17 Jul 2009
"I describe them as Cabela's of the craft world," said Eric Soucey, economic development coordinator.

Giving Back:

A common thread of caring: Sewing group crafts items to comfort deployed troops
The Sierra Vista Herald
Tue, 14 Jul 2009
SIERRA VISTA â As long as Americaâs armed forces are in harmâs way, a group of local women will support them.

HERO CENTRAL: Help for Ronald McDonald House
13 WMAZ Macon
Tue, 14 Jul 2009
The Macon Chapter of the American Sewing Guild presented the children at the Ronald McDonald House with handmade pillowcases.

Economy Related:

The Herald Democrat serving the Texoma area -
The Herald Democrat
Sat, 18 Jul 2009
The sewing and crafting section of
Sherman's Walmart is looking a bit bare these days. Gone are the rows of bolt fabric that once dominated the area near the automotive department


Stitches and Stuff: The laws of sewing, with apologies to Murphy
The Daily News
Tue, 14 Jul 2009
Last week I was working hard in my studio to meet a deadline for a quilt show. I got really frustrated by the âlittleâ things that kept going wrong. First, I discovered I was about six inches short on the fabric I had for the backing. Then as I was sewing a strategic and important seam, the bobbin thread ran out. I decided that Murphyâs Law was a work.

Artscape 2009: What's new?
Baltimore Sun Wed, 15 Jul 2009
The Baltimore arts festival just keeps getting bigger and better Shorts at The Charles, Sew Me What You Got Competition, a
VIP lounge and more

4-H Fair kicks-off "in style"
Paris Beacon-News
Sat, 18 Jul 2009
THE 2009
EDGAR COUNTY 4-H Fair got underway Friday afternoon with the judging of the Sewing and Textiles followed by the popular Clothing and Textile Fashion Review. The fair will continue through Wednesday with a full schedule of activities on the schedule for everyone to stop by the fair and enjoy. In addition to the judging visitors can enjoy the homemade food offered at the HCE and 4-H ...

How To:

Sewing Vocabulary - Darn to Draping
BellaOnline Wed, 15 Jul 2009

Familiarize yourself with sewing terminology with this handy glossary of sewing terms.

Summer sewing for sunny (and rainy) days
Capital City Weekly
Wed, 15 Jul 2009
Okay, it's Saturday, and that summer beach bonfire is not going to happen unless you can find something besides fleece and rubber boots to wear. Sound familiar?


Spend the weekend sewing
Tuscaloosa News Tue, 14 Jul 2009
Dust off the sewing machine and sharpen the shears. Heather Ross wants to get
America sewing again. Ross is a lifelong sewing enthusiast who designs fabric, fashion projects, sewing patterns and stationery goods. Her new book, 'Weekend Sewing,' is intended to inspire people to carve out time for sewing as a creative outlet.

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

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