Hi, I’m Annie.
With the help of the internet and the wonderful sewing community I am re-learning sewing methods and enjoying the process of creating.
It all started again when I became aware of just how often I was looking at the innards of ready to wear and saying “I could easily make that.” I like lagenlook but was often swamped in too much fabric and I’m on a mission to find patterns in this style, the Tilton sisters are doing their bit in this department although to be honest I haven’t tried any of their patterns yet, but I’m on it.
I clearly remember the first time I held a needle, aged nine, carefully learning to backstitch and so wanting the teacher to see how well I had done (she didn’t). At twelve sewing a complicated cross stitch pattern on a tablecloth that my grandmother used for years afterwards, and how I loved her for that. Sat at my aunts ancient Singer, treadling like a demon possessed sewing sans thread on paper.
Fast forward to my twenties when I bought my first sewing machine on the ‘never never’ after shrinking my skirts in the launderette, (I cried). That machine has long gone, I still think of the Brother I traded it in for as ‘new’ but it’s over twenty years old, how did that happen?
After lurking in sewing blogland and regarding unsuspecting bloggers as friends, I felt dissatisfied with this one sided affair. It was time to jump in, and hey, the water is lovely and although I’m still wearing armbands, I’m waving not drowning!
Join me in my journey and do leave a comment I’d love to hear from you.