I am thrilled with the movement of slowstitch —
A movement which celebrates hand-stitching and mending.
I’ve never liked sewing machines and love hand-stitching…
why I do this for others in our business!
I always wondered about the difference between quilting by hand —
which was the way it was done originally, obviously —
and the way people do it today, both in connecting the pieces of fabric
and in the overstitching or quilting.
I get why they want the ease, but for me the point would be to do it slowly.
I’ve found my peeps, and now have models for doing this very slow stitchery,
and have gained tips and a comradely in a community stitching very very slowly!
I also found many wonderful sellers of dyed fabrics using plant materials.
Many sell bits of fabric and lace and old tablecloths and yarns to add to a collection of fabrics to make into small quilts or to use in mending.
I bought my first one this last week.
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