• Why It’s Never Too Late to Start Machine Embroidery

    I met Clyde by phone about a year ago when he called with some questions about threads and stabilizers.  I was so charmed by him, and we ended up talking about all kinds of things.  The fact that he was 80+ years old and had just recently embarked on a computerized embroidery hobby blew me away!  He kept in touch, and I asked to read his book. (Yes!  He wrote a book – for his family and friends).  After his wonderful book, I felt like we were friends, too.  It is so unusual to meet men who embroider; and men who begin embroidery in the their 80’s are rare indeed. …

  • Featured Artist | Katie Bartz of “Sewing Scene”

    “Katie has a reputation of being an adventurer and an inspiring entrepreneur.” Introducing our newest Featured Artist – Katie Bartz of Sewing Scene. We asked Katie to answer a few questions to learn a bit more about her, such as how she came to be such a great instructor and what her future plans are in the sewing industry. Where were you born? I was born in Hibbing, Minnesota and grew up in my formative years in Palisade, Minnesota. I now reside near Missoula, Montana. How did you grow up (i.e. in a city, on a farm, raised by wolves, etc.)? We lived 18 miles from town and we lived…