Deborah Moebes shares three questions we can ask ourselves about our sewing that will challenge us, direct our focus, and help us celebrate our wins at the sewing machine.
Vintage thread spools are THE most darling, those tiny wooden hearts with lovely colors wound around them--BUT! That thread may not be stable or strong enough for your modern-day sewing projects. Learn why in this episode where we explore how to test your thread's strength, and what to do with thread rather than throw it away.
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Hear Deborah Moebes tell the story of how she learned to view her children's "art"--and her own--not as "art" but as Art by sharing it at the Atlanta Craft Swap. What we make with our hands is valuable, but it can take an unexpected event to make that idea feel real.
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The story of Ann Lowe, whose designs are housed in the Smithsonian Museum of American History and created the wedding gown in which Jackie Kennedy was married, and who died nearly destitute and largely forgotten. She's fascinated and our sewing will be better when we know more about her.
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Ever had a giant bird's nest of thread under your sewing with no idea how it got there? How about a weird noise coming from the machine with every stitch? Deborah reviews the top three most common sewing machine errors and how to fix them, based on questions asked by thousands of students over the years. You can read a truncated transcript of this post here:
Host Deborah Moebes shares the story of Sandra, whose sewing machines and legacy inspired Whipstitch from the beginning. One of the most popular posts on the Whipstitch blog, this story reminds us all that the legacy we leave with our sewing can reach far beyond what we imagine. Fair warning: bring tissues, this one's a honey of a tale!
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One of my very favorite series on the Whipstitch blog is the Great Women In Sewing series, where we highlight the work and influence of a woman who changed the world with her needle, or simply changed the world with a needle in her hand. In this episode, we focus on Rosa Parks, Civil Rights icon and community activist--and professional seamstress.
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I've discovered some simple ways of making dramatic improvement in your sewing. This twenty-minute episode shares those, along with some stories that follow my path to uncovering these techniques.
You can download a copy of this list as a printable PDF from the League of Dressmakers, our episode sponsor!