Oct 6, 2009

Sewing Over the Wire 10/06/2009

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

Project Runway:

Project Runway live blog at 10 p.m. tonight
Charleston City Paper
Thu, 01 Oct 2009
It's another week of seamless sewing and sweating as we track the progress of
Charleston's Project Runway designers: Gordana Gehlhausen and Carol Hannah Whitfield. Click below and join in with your comments, too! by Greg Hambrick It's another week of seamless sewing and sweating as we track the progress of Charleston's Project Runway designers: Gordana Gehlhausen and Carol Hannah Whitfield ...

About People:

It's Sew Good
The Facts
Sun, 27 Sep 2009
Raincoats fashioned from Tyvek; plastic bags woven into rugs or bags; this isn’t the sewing Great-Grandma did.

Sewing to save pets, Ottawa girl sews blankets, toys to benefit Pet Project
The Ottawa Times
Tue, 29 Sep 2009
What started as a 10-year-old's interest in a reality show about fashion design has turned into a profit for Pet Project in Grand Ridge. Gracy Neilsen enjoyed watching host Heidi Klum and fashion designers judge hopeful designers create clothing

Sew this year
BBC News Thu, 01 Oct 2009
Your granny used to do it... but, really, would you?

Fabric Nook finds new cranny
Port Arthur News
Wed, 30 Sep 2009
NEDERLAND â With an ailing economy and residents still recovering from Hurricane Rita, owners Kathy Corley and Terry Lee at the Fabric Nook found there is more than one way to sew up problems and stitch in solutions

Sewing lab helps anyone refine skills
Muscatine Journal Fri, 02 Oct 2009
MUSCATINE, Iowa â Itâs not easy to be a fairy on a chilly October night.

Artwork passed from generation to generation
The Facts
Thu, 01 Oct 2009
On her 7th birthday, Cathy Buettner’s parents gave her a sewing machine. Before long, she had made her first dress. Now 85, Buettner still loves to sew. She embroiders, knits, crochets and makes quilts, she said.

Piecing together a broken heart
New Canaan Advertiser
Sat, 03 Oct 2009
Ginny Brown sits at her wooden dining room table and turns on her sewing machine
, sifting through pink and purple fabrics deciding which to use next. Even with her blond hair falling in front of her face, her piercing blue eyes sparkle through with eagerness as she prepares to sew her next quilt.

About Businesses:

Research and Markets: The Women's and Girls' Cut and Sew Lingerie, Loungewear, and Nightwear Manufacturing Industry's ...
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance
Wed, 30 Sep 2009
DUBLIN----Research and Markets has announced the addition of Supplier Relations US, LLC's new report "Women's and Girls' Cut and Sew Lingerie, Loungewear, and Nightwear Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade [Q3 2009 Edition ]" to their offering.

Woman Opens Fabric Shop When Wal-Mart Closes Department
The Morning News
Sat, 03 Oct 2009
HOPE Entering the room you hear the whirring hum of a sewing machine
, a slight clicking sound as a needle makes contact with the fabric.

Business Beat
York News-Times
Mon, 05 Oct 2009
"It's nice to be back working in York," said Linda Glisson who takes over the manager position at the former York Sewing Studio, now renamed The Quilt Basket at 718 Lincoln Avenue, York. Glisson, a native of the East Coast, worked for Lola Schall at Countryside Fabrics in
York for five years before heading to Lincoln to work at the Cosmic Cow quilting store in the Havelock area.

Knitting Yarn, Crochet Thread and Other Items for Craft Lovers Available from New Online Shop Shopredheart.com
Mon, 05 Oct 2009
Red Heart yarns and Coats & Clark, the most recognized name in yarn, sewing and needlecraft products in America, announced the opening of a new online shop, shopredheart.com. Knitting yarn, needles, crochet thread (http://www.shopredheart.com/), crochet hooks, patterns, books and more from America's favorite value-driven brands, like Red Heart’®, TLC®, Susan Bates’® and ...

Economy Related:

Today from VOA:
Voice of
America Mon, 28 Sep 2009
When the Communists took over
China in 1949, some of the most highly sought luxuries were a sewing machine, a wristwatch and a bicycle. Now, 60 years later, urban Chinese people have a very different wish list.

Sewing again
Thu, 01 Oct 2009
Sactwu-affiliated workers in the clothing industry have started returning to work, but the strike is not settled yet.


Bro-ing Circle
SF Weekly
Thu, 01 Oct 2009
Crotch holes are probably the number one male sewing dilemma. A lot of other stuff, you can take it to the lady at the dry cleaner's, she’ll do it. But will you take her the crotch holes? That would be more intimate; maybe you don’t care. The moral of the story is that many men secretly wa...

Simplicity Patterns Comes to Edison Library
Fri, 02 Oct 2009
Simplicity Patterns will demonstrate better sewing techniques to help you create a better design.

Quilters' Sew-ciety quilt show is Oct. 9-10
Sat, 03 Oct 2009
The Quilters' Sew-ciety in
Rochester is having it's biannual quilt show next weekend, Oct. 9-10. It is put on by mostly women, but some husbands and sons will be drafted for manual labor. The majority of the planning and

Art workshops for kids
The Daily Iowan
Mon, 05 Oct 2009
The art-education area of the UI will hold Saturday art workshops for children ages 5 to 13 starting Oct. 10. One available workshop, Fashion Runway Design Ranch, allows students to create projects with a variety of fabric, fabric dyes, sewing machines
, and different methods of sewing.

Giving Back:

Kelso woman makes do-rag cotton caps for soldiers
Seattle Times
Wed, 30 Sep 2009
Carol Hughart's Kelso home is full of items you'd expect a 71-year-old sewing enthusiast would make: place mats and potholders. Colorful curtains. Heavy-duty aprons of all sizes. Oh, and about 80 desert camouflage do-rags

Quilts for good causes
Yamhill Valley News-Register
Thu, 01 Oct 2009
The Sew & Soâs, a quilting group that meets at the
First Baptist Church, turns out and gives away dozens upon dozens of lap quilts each year. The 48-inch by 58-inch quilts go to children, veterans, homeless people or others in need, according to Lucita Duke, who founded the Sew & So’s in 1998.

How To:

Sewing Vocabulary - In-seam Pocket to Knife Pleat
BellaOnline Wed, 30 Sep 2009

This installment in the sewing glossary covers the meanings of the terms between In-seam pocket and Knife pleat.

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

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you do the research and we get the benefit! I know you said that it wasn't any big deal, but it is to us. Anyway, I wish that someday you would find an article about a middle-aged woman in East TN who sews for children. Ha!