May 16, 2018 #youmademay : @sewmanypuns . Today we announced the kids camp scholarship program because not every kid has a parent who has the time and funds to teach them how to sew and to explore that form of creativity. Read Patti’s post and the power of learning how to sew with her mom and how those memories are part of her sewing - it’s a tear jerker. May we provide children with similar positive experiences and long lasting skills. And may we empower them to embrace the history of this craft. #wearewhatwemake #memademay2018 #madewithgh #youmademay2018 ・・・
warning: long sappy post! Pictured is a #zinniaskirt in olive wool twill from my mom's stash.
For many of us, sewing is generational. As a kid, my mom taught me so much: basic sewing skills, how to read patterns, and a deep, DEEP love and appreciation for good fabric. I have many memories of going with her to @the.sewing.studio and petting all of the velvets, silks, and embroidered fabrics. She sent me a sewing machine when I moved into my first apartment. When I started making garments, she sent me boxes of old patterns and fabrics from her stash, and most cherished, her mother's button box, which I keep right next to my machine. .
I sew for a lot of reasons. One of the most important is that it connects me to the women who came before me and taught me everything. Thanks mom!