May 5, 2010

Sewing Over the Wire - 05/03/10

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

Project Runway:
Some Logan News – He’s too cute!
It’s 9:15 a.m., and I am sitting with throws of rugged rawhide skins, a lethal-looking alligator skull, and designer Logan Neitzel in his West Side New York studio. Those pelts are for more than decorative effect; Neitzel’s debut collection for fall 2010 is almost entirely made out of them. “I grew up working on saddles and reins,” says the Blackfoot, Idaho, native. “My father and grandfather were leather craftsmen.” A world away from home on the range—and after a spell at the Art Institute of Seattle and season six of Project Runway—Neitzel has settled in New York, where he has been busy working on launching his line that’s ostensibly for women (standouts: a slashed-leather tank dress and a lambskin skirt accented with a tiered-chain detail), but has plenty of pieces with an androgynous charm too. (A few are soon to be available from Eva New York.

About People:
This is no way to do business – and it’s done often.
Seamless eviction: Joe's Sewing Shop pushed out of shopping complex
The Aurora
Mon, 26 Apr 2010
After more than 10 years of patronage to her landlord, Carolyn Loder, learned from a note slipped under her door during her lunch break, she has been evicted.

Peacock makes art one stitch at a time
Martinez News-Gazette
Mon, 26 Apr 2010
As the planning evolves for the Martinez Open Studios event, it’s becoming apparent that artists working in a wide variety of mediums will be represented. Besides fine art painters and photographers, on the roster are glass workers, body painting, dancers and even costumers. Nancy Peacock falls in the last category. A Martinez
resident since 1990, Peacock has brought sewing to a new artistic ...

Let’s Talk Shop with Derrel’s Sewing Center
The News Herald
Mon, 26 Apr 2010
- Embroidery software and examples are tucked away on shelves and baskets of extra fabric are rolled up in baskets at Brenda Daniels’ sewing business. Daniels has been in love with sewing since she was 13. âI just enjoy putting it all...

A gift for sewing and giving
Albany Times Union
Mon, 26 Apr 2010
CLIFTON PARK -- Every patch on Ann Schwanda's quilts is sewn with love, even if she and her helpers don't always know who will get them.

Eyeing needlework
The Medina County Gazette
Mon, 26 Apr 2010
BRUNSWICK â When it comes to sewing and craft work, the Medina Needlework Guild does not spool around. The guild held its 29th annual Needlework Art Show at Brunswick Library on Sunday, where some 90 pieces of needlework were on display and judged by members of the guild and the public. âWe just want to bring awareness [...]

Prison inmates take up embroidery
This is Oxfordshire
Tue, 27 Apr 2010
Some of the toughest inmates at an Oxfordshire prison are learning to sew in an effort to stitch their lives back together.

A new generation of quilting begins
Vermilion Standard
Tue, 27 Apr 2010
At 10-years-old it isn't often you have already finished sewing your first quilt but for Katherine Pulyk not only has she finished her first quilt but is looking forward to starting her second.

Students display lessons learned in design, sewing
The Advocate
Tue, 27 Apr 2010
At the St. Joseph’s Academy fashion show, senior Megan Rabalais, escorted by Catholic Highâs George Broussard, shows off the gorgeous gown she stitched up.

Sewing up second-hand style
Colfax Record Thu, 29 Apr 2010
Rita Ritchey has never met a pair of blue jeans she didn't like. Never mind the size, shade or style. All that matters to the Colfax resident is that the pants are in need of a good home. …

Little Miami senior already fashioning her career in design
The Pulse-Journal
Thu, 29 Apr 2010
MORROW - Katie Bishop has been interested in fashion and design all her life. She began sewing at age 13, making many of her own garments and, now as a high school student, designing and making gowns for her friends.

Sewing Emporium - Sew what?
Channel 8 San Diego Fri, 30 Apr 2010
For 34 years, Gilbert Murray's shop on Third Avenue in Chula Vista has been bobbing and weaving, rebuilding and collecting -- lots of collecting.

Florida A&M professor, students craft quilts with a solid foundation
Tallahassee Democrat
Sat, 01 May 2010
Some FAMU architecture students sold their school projects in April to raise money for a much-needed piece of classroom equipment â a new sewing machine

About Businesses:
Hancock Fabrics hires an Oriental Trading exec to oversee e-commerce
Mon, 26 Apr 2010
Hancock Fabrics, a specialty fabric and related home sewing and decorating accessories, has named Stacey Gross vice president, e-commerce. Gross will oversee all aspects of the companyâs online merchandising, marketing and operations and will report to
CEO Jane Aggers.

As they fold, Indonesia garment makers blame China
AP via Yahoo! Finance
Mon, 26 Apr 2010
Mufardi Rusli's neighbors hunch over tables covered in brightly colored fabric, the whirring of their sewing machines echoing across his Jakarta neighborhood. For Rusli, the sound is a bitter reminder of the $2 line of jackets that bankrupted him, costing him a garment business it took 15 years to build.

âBountiful Harvestâ is theme for 2010 Quilt Block Contest
Boone News Republican
Sat, 01 May 2010
Adult and youth quilters are invited to sew a âBountiful Harvestâ quilt block for the 2010 Boone County Fair. Packets of fabric and contest rules are available from the Boone County ISU Extension Office at
603 Story Street in Boone.

Giving Back:
All-American approach to helping Haiti: shop
Fri, 30 Apr 2010 13:57 PM PDT
Mesh Gelman's button-down khaki shirt has turned two shades darker with sweat. But he is more concerned about who will sew the perfect placket on the knit polos he hopes to deliver to Beverly Hills Polo Club.

How To:
Make linen napkins the Martha way
Opelousas Daily World
Wed, 28 Apr 2010
The subtitle of the new Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts is 'Basic techniques for sewing, applique, embroidery, quilting, dyeing and printing.'

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

1 comment:

  1. These look like some very interesting articles. I will come back later to actually read them. I've got to get to the nursing home. Things are starting to get back to "NORMAL" around here. I'm not sure what normal is, though.