You are probably wondering what - "Cloth Continued" is all about.
I believe that i gave you a taste with my mantra ---
" Bringing together women in sewing & traditional arts - thru idea sharing, studio & on line classes & community services.
--------Continuing the legacy for the next generation."
For those of you who don't know me - I have been in the sewing industry all my working life. From starting at the Singer Sewing Machine Company in Kansas City MO when I was just 16 yrs. old. Then moving into Red X Fabrics (a local mom & pop) thru my high school years. Then i moved to So-Fro Fabrics (Ill bet that's a name many of your remember, now extincted) until 1992 when my last child was born. I then ventured into the designer business with my own company "Peppermint Pig". Shared with my best friend Mary. (10 years of fun) And now I am with Hancock Fabrics. One of the last remaining "true" fabric stores dedicated to cloth. But, I will go into my history a little as a go in this blog.
Why am I starting a blog????
Good question - Because i know that there are millions of women who "LOVE" the art of anything cloth (and many men as well - I'm not leaving you out) And every day, every year it seems that the art of sewing becomes diluted. Slowly disappearing from the landscape of life. So, i wanted to send out a rally cry for us to gather together.
The Legacy of Women's traditional arts can be lost in a generation - Share the Love of Sewing - in all it's forms with your daughters & sisters & sister-friends.
I'm also a daughter & grand-daughter of women who honored traditions & personal creativity in many forms. And I am a mom of three amazing boys so I have NO girls (yet) to share this passion.
There you have it - my jumping off the cliff into my first blog. Lots more to come.
Let's start by getting to know each other - drop my a note and tell me your art form of choice & who your "legacy - inspiration" woman is in your life.
Cloth Continued ---- from Linnca