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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Friday, June 21, 2013

Do you need more stuff? Help me have less.

This message is probably for within-driving-distance readers.

I have massive amounts of machine embroidery thread (rayons and cotton) and lingerie fabric, lingerie elastic, wires and findings I have bagged as part of the "clean this place up so I can move" campaign in my sewing room that started when I went down there and started folding fabric the other night.

I am also looking at some StyleArc patterns that are in a size I am not and some classic sewing books.

If any of these things are of interest to you, why don't you shoot me an email?


Anonymous said...

wait, you are planning to move? How brave....


SewRuthie said...

:-) Hope that works out, you're just lucky I'm in the UK!!!!

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mrsmole said...

What size are the patterns? As far as the rest I'm sure I have an equal amount to clear out as well!

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Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I am So sorry tto hear about your daughters loss.
My first pregnancy ended this way and it is so heartbreaking. She is very lucky to have such strong Family support. It is very important.

I Was wondering what size the Style Arc patterns are.

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Naomi Russell said...

Hi Barbara, I'd love to hear more about your lingerie elastics & bra making supplies. I'm not within driving distance, but would be willing to cover shipping if that's a possibility. Thank you for offering to share. I've enjoyed reading your blog for quite awhile. I live in Minnesota

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Dear Barbara,
I was seriously considering saying yes to some of the things you were offering but I read your title again, Do You Need More Stuff. Then I started laughing.

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Anonymous said...

I am just about to start sewing some underwear and bras...first attempt after a long hiatus from sewing (20 years or more). If you have some notions/fabric going spare I would be very thankful.