Jan 19, 2010

Sewing Over The Wire 01/19/10


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


Project Runway:
Brother International Corporation Named Exclusive Sewing And Embroidery Licensee Of Project Runway Season Seven
PRWeb
Fri, 15 Jan 2010
Returning as the Exclusive Sewing and Embroidery Licensee for the popular fashion reality television show, season seven marks the companyâs fourth year as a licensee. (PRWeb
Jan 15, 2010) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010ProjectRunwaySewing/1/prweb3451344.htm

About People:
Inmates master quilting while serving time
KOMO Seattle
Fri, 15 Jan 2010
Behind the razor wire and guard towers at the Monroe Correctional Complex, men convicted of heinous crimes are serving time sewing.


Art Institute's Passion for Fashion winner announced
Charleston City Paper
Sat, 16 Jan 2010
Demetrius Washington, a senior at the School of the Arts in North Charleston, took first place in The Art Institute of Charlestonâs Passion for Fashion Competition. Washington, who was taught to sew by a group of teachers and volunteers at the School of the Arts, was inspired to show that the South does have a presence in fashion. His winning submission was a cover for a mock magazine called ..


Showcase at fairgrounds offers variety of ideas that hit home
Salem Statesman Journal
Sun, 17 Jan 2010 03:25 AM PST
In addition to being practical, sewing is a very green hobby


Sew close to the deadline Havasu high schoolers put finishing touches on clothing lines for cityâs first fashion week
Today's News-Herald Sun, 17 Jan 2010
Kady Riggan said she designed her first dress as soon as she could pick up a crayon. It was forever ago, said the 16-year-old
Lake Havasu High School junior. You couldn’t really tell what it was, it was just an outline, but it had a matching purse and shoes.

About Businesses:
Rare sewing machine stolen
Isle of Wight County Press
Mon, 18 Jan 2010
A sewing machine
similar to the one reported stolen. THE theft of a rare miniature sewing machine has prompted a police appeal for information.

Hobbycraft sews up strong sales
Daily Telegraph
Mon, 18 Jan 2010
Strong sales of sewing machines
and jigsaw carrying cases helped Hobbycraft, the art and craft retailer, see like-for-like sales increase by 10.6pc over the six weeks to January 3.



Events:
Organizers 'sew' excited about Knitting and Crochet Festival
Pine Creek Journal
Thu, 14 Jan 2010
Four Points Sheraton will host the sixth annual Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival on Feb. 13 from 9 a.m
. to 5 p.m. and Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Del Tech offers programs for fashion design and sewing
Cape Gazette
Tue, 19 Jan 2010
Students can acquire the skills needed to begin in the field of fashion design or master sewing skills at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus.


Giving Back:
Blanket sleeper project helps preemies
The Iowa City Press-Citizen
Sat, 16 Jan 2010
The Preemie Project -- started by Coralville resident Laura Aker in 2005 -- uses the skills of volunteers to crochet, sew and knit items for babies in the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinicsâ neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.


How To:
Valentine Sewing Projects
BellaOnline
Fri, 15 Jan 2010
While Valentine's Day is of course intended to be celebrated by couples, I view it also as a day to demonstrate your love of family and friends. Show your love this year by making one (or more!) of the free Valentine themed sewing projects I have found on the web.



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