The Gateway retired ladies using their spare time to help others in the community by knitting toys – Trauma Teddies for Red Cross. Closley-knit community at Gateway Residential Parks     For retirees seeking a change of pace, the lively community at Gateway Lifestyle is an option. The tranquil destination at Birkdale is just a short drive from Brisbane and beautiful Moreton Bay. The past...

Devony Dee Duhe has been a blessing to the Zimbabwae Children – after her Mum died the family asked for donations in lieu of flowers to a charity, as an opportunity to help others. Zimkids is the Charity Duhe, collections sewing machines for.             When it comes to finding old sewing machines or fabric for her many charity projects, Devony Dee Duhe often only...

Handmade items, quilting and machine embroidery are popular, say Donella Petro. The Guild has been trying to attract younger generation so over the last few years has started a junior program for ages 17 to 21.           Marilyn Garcia of Champlin started sewing in the 1950s, back when patterns cost 25 cents and quality fabric ran around a dollar a yard. In sixth grade, she...

Ten Craftswomen from China are presently holding  an exhibition at the Chinese Museum of Women and Children in Beijing. All having different styles of Embroidery and have studied their skills for years.     An exhibition of 10 outstanding craftswomen’s embroidery works was unveiled at the Chinese Museum of Women and Children in Beijing on August 12. The exhibition displays over...

The 10th Quilt Extravaganza held this Friday & Saturday with hands on classes to be held. Saturday Judy Rector will lead a walking tour of the historically significant Quilts on show. Berea Community School off Ellipse Street.       I recently spent some time with my Texas friend Doreen. She was raised on a farm in El Campo, Texas. Where she was head cook while growing up.   Displays...

Embroidery for the Armed Forces – DAve Lacks started his business in the 90′s out of necesssity, Dave has just branching out into Screen Printing.           GOUVERNEUR — A Gouverneur embroidery company has expanded its services to include screen printing. Dave Lacks, owner of CavalTee has been embroidering for the Gouverneur community and Fort Drum more than...

New challengers was how Topstitch started all with different outlooks on embroidery. The Vicarage Gardens where a lot of the members get their  inspiration are beautiful .     Textiles inspired by beautiful blooms, wildlife and even wood piles are on show in the Vicarage gardens they were based on. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. The 67 creations, made by...

Emily Haley’s monogrammed business augustusandargyle.com – the name comes from the middle names of her two sons – “Augustus & Argyle” People like being able to pick out patterns and design their childrens clothes.         Emily Haley, started her journey last year to bring the textile industry back to North Carolina. After having worked on a business...

Different uses for Embroidery Hoops – Green projects using embroidery hoops. We have found and listed twenty-five different DIY  green projects – start collecting old used Hoops.       Embroidery hoops aren’t just for embroidering anymore! There are so many DIYers who are transforming these seemingly average wooden hoops into DIY projects that are absolutely incredible....

Volunteers wanted to help out at our sewing days, or if you can’t make it to one of our sewing days, make a quilt with your friends. The guidelines and pattern can be provided, if you do machine embroidery we can provide the patterns form your quilt.     These Quilted Hugs of Gratitude will be given to our brave men and women, both active military...

Quilts quilts and more quilts are on display at Hartlepools Foggy Furze Quilters and Embroiders. Even had an aussie flair with Sally a former member visiting for the exhibition.         QUILTS of all shapes and sizes were on show at a successful exhibition by a talented town group at The Marine Hotel Quilters Show. Other displays were not a patch on this one held by Hartlepools...

Norma and her granddaughter love doing projects together  in the school holidays. Norma is a keen machine embroiderer and makes many different items for family and friends.   When the grandkids come to visit you don’t have to put away the sewing machine, try getting them involved. They love the job of colour change can keep them amused for hours. Most kids like Lions and Tigers as does...

Come along and learn a new skill – I know a few grandparents that grandchildren love to help with machine embroidery and they have also taught different sewing skills. This summer holiday why not do something different for you and take a youngster along.               We LOVE embroidery!  Come out to the Rye Free Reading Room on Thursday Jul 10, from 10:00...

Various helpful tips on interior design, sewing and decorating clothing as well as  lace decoration and machine embroidery,  “Creative Living”  showed on PBS distributed by WestLink coming soon.           Information on interior design, making a tee-shirt scarf, and how to do insertion lace machine embroidery will be the featured topics on Creative Living 9:30...

Motherhood changes the parmeters – looking for ways to make money without heading back into the corporate world. Nancy Nix and Carolyn Aston-Reese choose an Machine Embroidery Business.           Nancy Nix and Carolyn Aston-Reese, who left the corporate world for motherhood, we’re both seeking ways to use their creative talents and make money while doing it. The...

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A mother and daughter team – Kerry Young with daughters Carly Vidal-Wallace and Cassandra Wallace supply costume fabric for stage productions  and TV dance shows.   The stretch fabrics of spandex and Lycra are not exactly the glamour fabrics of the fashion world -no silk or satin. With spandex and lycra we think of aerobics, workout gear and slimming underwear. Kerry Young know better...