Sep 8, 2009

Sewing Over The Wire...

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

Project Runway:

Wow - no articles this week about Project Runway - but - really - Mitchell had to go. I'm not sure how he made it as far as he did on PR.

About People:

Fashionable venture for Belper clothing store
Belper Today
Tue, 01 Sep 2009
Women across Belper are joining together in a recession-busting new venture at a town center sewing shop. (

Drug court builds on its success
Montgomery Advertiser
Tue, 01 Sep 2009
Every Saturday morning at the
Phelps-Price Justice Center, as many as 30 pairs of hands are busy with needle and thread, sewing quilts for babies of at-risk parents.

Group creates bags for children in need
The Paris News
Tue, 01 Sep 2009
A handful of stitches go a long way when they're holding together some hand-cut fabric. At Calvary United Methodist Church on Lamar, Sharon Bremseth has organized a group of women who gather each Thursday morning to sew up school bags, which are donated to various organizations and children in need.

Confessions of a do-it-yourselfer
The NH Mirror
Tue, 01 Sep 2009
Iâve been a do-it-yourselfer all my life. I blame my mother because she started me sewing when I was just 4 years old. I guess my father needs to take a little responsibility too, because he was not about to let any of his three daughters grow up to be dependent upon anybody.

Love of quilting brings joy to others Mamaka Mills transforms belongings of lost loved ones
The NH Mirror
Tue, 01 Sep 2009
into one-of-a-kind art. Alix Joyal first began sewing at age 10 and, at age 12, crafted her first quilt using an airline blanket, a pair of corduroy pants and a skirt â a do-it-yourself kind of girl from the start. And with that, a tremendous passion was ignited.

5 life skills you can learn for free
MSN Money Tue, 01 Sep 2009
Get fit, cook and preserve your own food, and sew on your own buttons. You'll save money and feel that do-it-yourself pride. Here's how to get started.

Annabelle LaRoque of Shop LaRoque
Columbia Star Thu, 03 Sep 2009
Columbia, tailor- made clothes are not a rarity, necessarily, but they are somewhat rare due to expense and supply. To find someone reasonably priced who both designs and makes clothes and does it with quality and style is a challenge. To quote Annabelle LaRoque, who successfully does both, "Sewing is a dying art.

Sewing surges in popularity
The Standard-Times Sat, 05 Sep 2009
The rules in the sewing lounge read like metaphors for good living: Know where your fingers are at all times. No running with scissors. Look before you cut.

Story of vintage Singer sewing machines follows the thread of history
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Sun, 06 Sep 2009
One of the few prized vintage sewing machine models is the Featherweight, a portable Singer introduced in the 1930s.

Aussies cottoning on to sewing trend
ABC via Yahoo!7 News Mon, 07 Sep 2009
UK retail giant Tesco last month revealed it sold two sewing machines
every minute in one week - an increase of 198 per cent over the same period last year.


Quilt guild calls for new members as season starts up
Gulf Islands Driftwood
Wed, 02 Sep 2009
A season of sewing is about to begin for the Stitch Dimension Quilt Guild and new members are welcome to join in the activities.

'The Flying Carpet' at ArtCenter/South Florida
Miami Herald
Thu, 03 Sep 2009
Married artists Pip and Duane Brant are taking their domestic squabbles to the creative arena with the exhibition The Flying Carpet at ArtCenter/South Florida. No flying plates here. The Brants' world is a whimsical territory of sewing-sound-machines (his invention) and a flying carpet (hers) that shakes and lights up when foot pedals are engaged.

Study Sewing for Beginners at the Liberty Theatre
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Fri, 04 Sep 2009
There are several sewing classes available for wanting to hear at the Liberty Theatre,
821 Eighth Ave.

Fair features new clothing and textiles exhibit
Lake County News
Sat, 05 Sep 2009
LAKEPORT â An all new exhibit area will debut this year at the
Lake County Fair. The new display will feature all of the sewing, needle art, embroidery, weaving, and quilting exhibits entered in fair competition categories, along with textile related commercial demonstrations.

Fashioning a Career Based on Sewing
Sat, 05 Sep 2009
Vancouver, BC (Vocus/PRWEB ) September 6, 2009 -- Sewing is currently undergoing a major resurgence in popularity. While many new enthusiasts take up sewing to save money and extend the life of their wardrobes, few realize that they are developing a skill that is essential to BC’s growing fashion industry.

How To:

Make a no-sew pillow from ribbons and fleece
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Tue, 01 Sep 2009
Make it

A Different Kind of Sewing News:


Appleton woman sent to prison for striking mother with sewing machine
The Appleton Post-Crescent
Tue, 01 Sep 2009
APPLETON An Appleton woman who hit her mother in the head with a sewing machine
has been sentenced to four years in prison and four years of extended supervision.

Japan's soon-to-be first lady wants to meet Michelle Obama
Wed, 02 Sep 2009
"I'm a person who wants to try everything," she said, listing hobbies such as pickling vegetables, making stained-glass art, pottery and sewing.

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

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