It was very quiet on the blog last week, because I was attending the first ever sewing “Masters class” at Lake Washington Technical College. Swoon! Seriously, how many people do you know that get excited about learning that thread should take up no more than 50% of the eye of a needle? When you reach that level of sewing knowedge, you are most assuredly totally geeked out. 🙂
We learned about needles. Metallic, titanium, microtex, jersey, stretch, and more. We examined thread samples. We ran stitch samples using a variety of threads and needles on a range of fabrics. We measured our bodies. We learned where on our bodies to hold the measuring tapes. (Try using the metric system when measuring – there is less value judgement about the number. 🙂 )We discussed dart options. We threw darts. Not at the wall, but on pattern samples. And when we were threw with the throwing, we swung some, too. And we laughed at how totally geek-y we were about things that almost no one in the universe cares about. But we care, because we were all interested in stretching our skills and knowledge about sewing. And it was a treat to spend 3 days together talking and learning about very technical details that matter, at least to us.
Thank you, Jacque. The intensive sewing Master’s class was a real treat!