April 7, 2010
Around Town : Photos from Stitch Fest
Posted by Morgan Levine
As you probably know, we celebrated the launch of our new Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts with a big party full of demonstrations, projects, and displays. If you weren't able to make it, take a look at the photos below for a little tour of Stitch Fest.
1 Everyone who came to Stitch Fest was given a copy of our new Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts.
2 Martha and Stephanie help out around the tomato pincushion making station.
3 Here are some of the materials we prepared for the tomato pincushion station.
4 Kirsten Earl from the Martha Show helps guests sew their pincushions.
5 Marcie helps out at the sewing machine.
6 Seyoung helps cut out felt tops for the tomato pincushions.
7 Martha stopped by to take photos and say hello.
8 Athena demonstrated stenciling on linen.
9 I demonstrated iron on applique.
10 Silke created this applique story for the new book. We set up the objects so guests could take a closer look. I demonstrated making the white curatin on the right.
11 Hannah Milman with Jean and Erin from our events team.
12 We displayed some Hawaiian Quilt projects that are in the book.
13 We set up this display about dyeing.
14 RIT dye provided giveaways and for our dyeing display.
15 We had a whole display about ribbon embroidery.
16 Laura Normandin brought in her embroidered bird quilt to put on display.
17 The Quilters Alley in Ridgefield, CT demonstrated their Viking embroidery machine.
18 Above and Beyond Creative Sewing from Nanuet, NY brought their Pfaff embroidery machine so guests could bring home monogrammed dishtowels.
19 Above and Beyond Creative Sewing from Nanuet, NY brought in their quilting machine which effortlessly quilted through the whole event.
20 We set up a display of tools, starting with a rainbow of Gutermann threads.
21 This is a glossary of basic sewing tools. The information is in the book as well.
22 We set up this world of sewing crafts inspired by menswear.
23 This is a menswear mouse and storage box with cloth wrapped lid.
24 This is a how-to for the menswear bunny.
25 This display shows a few of the many ways to decorate a tote bag.
26 This basket is full of some of the most adorable stuffed toys we've ever crafted.
27 We set up a station showing the process of making a simple patchwork quilt.
28 Here's a little more textile printing.
29 We hung enlarged spreads from the book throughout the event.
30 Ten people signed up for a tote bag making class that included a new sewing machine.
31 The class finishes their tote bags, thanks to the careful guidance of Rachel from SVP.
photographs by Emily Roemer
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