What a roller coaster of weather we have had recently. Summer in March, winter in May and now as I write this we are in a flood warning! How nice to have the hobby of sewing which you can enjoy in the comfort of indoors, no matter the weather!
First, my sincere apologies for the error in last month’s issue. My article on the origins of smocking was inadvertently totally left out. But not to worry, it is definitely included in this issue.
Also, I have written an explanation of the piece lengths of embroideries and laces. For many of you, especially those new to Heirloom Sewing and for those using the finer French laces and Swiss embroideries for the first time, it is confusing and at times frustrating when encountering varying piece lengths. This month, Part I – “How Long Are the Looms?” will cover the general lengths of the laces and embroideries; and Part II in August will cover “How and Where to Piece”.
And thanks again to ‘Miss Mollie’ as she begins her first grandchild’s wardrobe. What a lucky child she will be. It has been fun and inspiring seeing her new combinations from many of our older traditional patterns. In my nearly 40 years of designing/owning Bear Threads, I thought I had seen most every trim pairing possible. But every generation has different ideas and so we see ‘how
the old becomes new’. Prepare to be inspired by Miss Mollie’s fresh ideas!
Remember this summer newsletter is a combined June/July issue. So until we meet again on the ‘Net’ in August, have a wonderful and safe summer and remember to be careful with your sewing in a hot car…I say this every summer: Dark colors will ‘bleed’ in the hot humidity, and it usually is permanent. And beeswax melts. Two situations to be avoided!!!
Happy Stitching –
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