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I am a mother, a 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 book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge was published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Hold the phone: you have to read this

It is no secret to those who live with this blogger that the reason I blog is to hear from my blog readers.

That is absolutely the best part of being here sewingontheedge

My mother calls me to discuss the interesting comments you leave. My husband calls when he is out of town to talk about a good point some reader has raised and to ask my response to it.

I love feeling connected to other sewing women around the world. I love knowing that the weird stuff I might think makes sense to someone else somewhere else. 

That, and not just this is what I made, is why I do this.

So on that theme I must share with you a link, well two links actually, to some words in Fast Company on sewing. Let's face it, sewing is not covered a lot in places like Fast Company, owing to the general impression that we represent slow company, slow cookers, and things only grandmothers might do (not to dis the grandmothers being one and clearly understanding we are the original hipsters).

These links were sent to me by wonderful a blog reader named Bonnie, and thank you very much Bonnie for sharing.


And as always feel free to comment:

Is this sewing robot the future of fashion?

And, just as interesting:

Fashion's future might rest on an old technology: glue