Oct 18, 2010

Sewing Over the Wire - 10/18/10

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


ABOUT PEOPLE

My Kids Lids provide warmth and cuteness
OnMilwaukee.com Mon, 18 Oct 2010
After receiving a sewing machine from her aunt in 2003, Milwaukee-based artist Katie Segel Liban founded a children's hat business the following year called My Kids Lids.


Hobby survives on sew-cialization
Daily Sparks Tribune Sat, 16 Oct 2010
SPARKS â The buttons on a jacket or a shirt hold the garment together, but it is people who hold together the hobby of button collecting. âItâs hard to sustain a hobby alone,â said Gil Biggie, founder of the Western Regional Button Association (WRBA).
 


Velma Quilters going strong for 20 years
The Duncan Banner Mon, 18 Oct 2010
Quilting, according to the members of the Velma Quilters, has become somewhat of a lost art. Sewing machines and pre-stitched fabric make the job easier, but for these women, itâs about the time invested in creating their functional pieces of art. âEverything we do is hand stitched,â member Laverne Ray said. âWe might use machine stitching some for the fabric part, but the quilting is all done ...


Teen draws inspiration from sewing, love of pets
Daily Local News Mon, 18 Oct 2010
UNIONVILLE â When 13-year-old Sara Jane Hunt is having a rough day in school, she likes to run home and hide downstairs. 



Seamless transition for Oswego businesswoman
The Beacon News Thu, 14 Oct 2010
Dena Stratikis is in stitch heaven after opening up her own sewing shop on Auroraâs West Side. Itâs something that sheâs wanted to do for a long time. Stratikis, 56, has been sewing since she was 12 years old. Her sister taught her to sew, and she is eternally grateful.


She blends sewing, art in 'soft sculpture'
Lancaster Online Sun, 17 Oct 2010
Swans, zebras and a butterfly grace the walls of Gayle Gratz's Manheim Township home. But they are not photographs or paintings as one might suspect. Instead, they are an art form popularized in the 1960s called soft sculpture. Soft sculpture is a type of sculpture made using cloth, foam rubber, p... 


  Haitiâs garment industry hanging by a thread
Toronto Star Sat, 16 Oct 2010
Plan to expand industry hampered by poverty-level wages and a suspect business model. Is âcut-and-sewâ an economic salvation or worker hell?

ABOUT BUSINESS
Sewing lounge finds a following in Vancouver
Canada.com Sun, 17 Oct 2010
Once upon a time, DIY was an acronym for cheap, knitting was an activity for grandmothers, and sewing was the domain of ambitious homemakers. In recent years, the tide has turned. 



Research and Markets: Updated Report: Men's and Boys' Cut and Sew Apparel Contractors Industry in the US and Its ...
Business Wire Fri, 15 Oct 2010
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/a4720d/mens_and_boys_cu) has announced the addition of Supplier Relations US's new report "Men's and Boys' Cut and Sew Apparel Contractors Industry in the US and its International Trade [Q3 2010 Edition]" to their offering. This September publication of the "Men's and Boys' Cut ... 



Evening Times
EveningTimes Online Wed, 13 Oct 2010
Customer Jon Ducarr sews a waistcoat. Pictures: Jamie Simpson A âsewing cafeâ in Paris has become a hip place to hang out and now Glasgow has its own. 




The British Invade America Again (This Time, Through Fashion)
Fast Company Magazine Thu, 14 Oct 2010
Dark and Stormy: AllSaints imports its vintage aesthetic from Britain, deploying roughed-up wood and antiques in Boston, above, and an army of old sewing machines in L.A., below. | Photograph by Eric Levin/E.Levin Studios Courtesy of AllSaints Spitalfields The fashions at British clothier AllSaints may be distressed, but its aggressive U.S. expansion suggests plenty of optimism. To many foreign ... 




HOW TO 
: Use printed oil cloths to create fun totes
Detroit News Thu, 14 Oct 2010 22:47 PM PDT
The process of sewing is only half the fun for Connie Henslee of East Lansing. The other is shopping for fabric, especially the brightly colored, oil cloth prints she finds at specialty shops around town. 



Sewing with Felt is Fun and Easy!
BellaOnline Thu, 14 Oct 2010
Felt is considered to be one of the oldest textiles known to man. Felt has changed a great deal over the last 10,000 years is currently a very popular medium with crafters today. Learn more about felt and try one of the free projects!




GIVING BACK
Sewers help with breast cancer
Northern Star Mon, 18 Oct 2010
âWE ALL know someone affected by breast cancer,â Casino woman Annette Mira-Bateman says. And that is the reason Mrs Mira-Bateman is calling on people who can sew to help her make special post-operative drainage bags during Breast Cancer Awareness Month , which is this month. 



Pillowcase dresses
Bossier Press-Tribune Thu, 14 Oct 2010 12:21 PM PDT
Simple sewing classes were taught in the months of August and September at the Martin Luther King Center in Bossier Parish.



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