Aug 24, 2009

Sewing Over The Wire...

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





Project Runway:

Cleared for takeoff
Cape Cod Times Sat, 15 Aug 2009
NEW YORK â Let the sew-off begin: After a massive delay, "Project Runway" is revealing its new batch of aspiring fashion designers.


Kidman on Project Runway
Straits Times
Wed, 19 Aug 2009
NEW YORK - ACTRESS Nicole Kidman is to appear on Project Runway: All Star Challenge, said entertainment media on Wednesday. The Hollywood actress will make a guest appearance on a "design special" episode of the US reality show to set the contestants one of their sewing tasks.


They're Sew In: Top 9 Project Runway Challenges
E! Online
Thu, 20 Aug 2009
It's finally time to make it work! Project Runway is back. We can't wait to see what Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn have in store for us in season six. Just thinking about it gives us...


They're Sew In: Top 9 Project Runway Challenges
E! Online
Thu, 20 Aug 2009
It's finally time to make it work! Project Runway is back. We can't wait to see what Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn have in store for us in season six. Just thinking about it gives us...


'Project Runway' makes a 3-piece debut on a new channel
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Thu, 20 Aug 2009
Sew and Tell: Aspiring fashion designers who participate as contestants on this show do more than pose and pout



About People:

Touring quilts display coming home to Cupar
Fife Today
Sun, 16 Aug 2009
MEMBERS of a Cupar sewing club say they are astounded by the success of their Scottish-themed quilts


Store pairs therapy with a passion for fashion
Denver Post
Tue, 18 Aug 2009
Hunched over a Bernina sewing machine, Josh Heinel helps a young student stitch a hemline. The 22-year-old stands out in this space and not just because he's the only guy.


Sew revved up
Honolulu Star-Bulletin Thu, 20 Aug 2009
Optimists would have people believing economic recovery is just around the corner, but rather than wait around, more people are taking matters into their own hands. That is, learning the techniques to create clothing and some basic household goods.


Book sewing intensive, but different designs
Penn State Collegian
Fri, 21 Aug 2009
For those students who wish to enroll in a last-minute course in sewing and design, perhaps the course of action this semester might lead you outside of the classroom.


Success in the bag
The Columbus Dispatch
Sat, 22 Aug 2009
Hunched over an industrial sewing machine, Eve Warnock carefully closes a seam on a large square of black synthetic canvas, then snips the ends of the threads -- letting the falling fragments build a pile at her feet.


Sewing hobby becomes big business for Searcy woman
Pine Bluff Commercial Sat, 22 Aug 2009
Kelly Mackey of Searcy leaned over her dining room table and ran a pair of noisy Black and Decker electric scissors around a homemade pattern, cutting a piece of cloth that will become the front of a child's dress.



Economy Related:

Tesco sells two sewing machines a minute
u.tv
Sat, 15 Aug 2009
The rise of SIY â sew-it-yourself â has hit a new high. Tesco sold two sewing machines a minute last week, an increase of 198% on this time last year. The recession has led to a surge in people taking up sewing and knitting.



Events:

Sew much to see at quilt exhibition
Hampshire Chronicle
Sun, 16 Aug 2009
VISITORS have been admiring the efforts of the Wessex Quiltmakers in
Winchester.


The San Diego community college district offers free classes
KUSI News San Diego
Mon, 17 Aug 2009
It may be the best freebie in town. The
San Diego community-college district continues to offer San Diegans a free education in everything from accounting to sewing.. and fashion.


Fabric and sewing machine trade-in charity event at Fabricland in North Plainfield September 4, 5
The Somerset Reporter
Tue, 18 Aug 2009
Fabricland NORTH PLAINFIELD -- Fabricland of North Plainfield will hold its annual "Fabric and Sewing Machine
Trade-In" event at the store located at 855 Route 22 West at Wilson Avenue on Friday, Sept. 4, and Saturday, Sept. 5. Bring in...



Giving Back:

Local volunteers sew stocking for soldiers
The Pekin Daily Times
Mon, 17 Aug 2009
It may still be summer time, but Santaâs helpers in central Illinois
are working to ensure that American soldiers abroad are remembered this holiday season. Locally, several women are applying their time and sewing skills to Operation Santa, a Peoria-based effort to provide thousands of deployed soldiers with filled Christmas stockings from the home front.


Sleep tight, soldier
Hungry Horse News
Wed, 19 Aug 2009
Martin City
woman and friends sew pillowcases for troops


Letts ladies are real sew and sews
Muscatine Journal
Wed, 19 Aug 2009
LETTS, Iowa â When disaster strikes, just knowing someone cares can be a great comfort â so can a soft, handmade quilt that warms the body and soul.


Charity quilters meet goal - and then some
The Des Moines Register
Mon, 24 Aug 2009
In a room off the main area of the Varied Industries Building, a dozen sewing machines
whirred all afternoon Sunday, as they have every day of the fair.



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