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Sewing is Zen

The desire to sew has seen a resurgence in recent years.  As the economy tanked, many people dusted off their machines and sewed up items to sell on Etsy , Artfire and other “indie” outlets.  Project Runway continues to inspire us to take a 2-dimensional fabric and drape it into something wearable – the fabric version of Iron Chef .  The continued development of costume-fueled conventions like Anime Central , Comic Con , Costume Con and Reenactor Fest (to name a few) create opportunities for enthusiasts to sew up costumes and garb for themselves and their friends.    Recently on our Facebook Fanpage I posed the question: “What’s on your sewing table right now.” A couple of people were altering clothes or sewing for their kids, but there were a many RenFaire costumes going on (For Bristol Renaissance Faire , per chance?), and several faithful were sewing for their church.   If I were to psychoanalyze this, I would say that the garments and projects we choose to s

I thought I'd pass this on to all the Fiber Art Fans on the Northshore

The Uncommon Thread: A Conversation with Artist/Fabric Maker Randall Darwall (Saturday, July 10, 11 am) Studio clothmaker and designer Randall Darwall has been creating dye-patterned silks by hand for more than thirty years. Don't miss this discussion with the New England-based weaver, recently featured in the mini-series Craft in America. Join us for a coffee reception before the talk at 10:30 am.!/event.php?eid=133268726692568&ref=nf Land Without End and Other Works by Theo Leffmann (Friday, July 9–Sunday, August 29) The fiber art of Chicagoan Theo Leffmann (1911-1996) evokes the ancient and the exotic, echoing pre-Columbian and non-Western processes and forms with a distinct personal vision. Explore her colorful, richly-textured and playful sculptural objects, weavings and wall hangings at the Block this summer. Free guided tours take place Sundays at 1 pm.