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BOOST YOUR SEWING MACHINE IQ! EPISODE #14 OF THREAD CULT

When it comes to sewing machine maintenance, I’ll admit I’m a bit clueless. I probably know more about maintaining my Toyota than my Janome. This is why I was excited to catch up with Harvey Federman, owner of Sew Right, a sewing machine and quilting/embroidery shop in Bayside, Queens. For the past 30 years, Harvey [...]

REUSE, RECYCLE, REFASHION! EPISODE #12 OF THREAD CULT

When I think back on my fondest dresses, I’ve usually found my favorites (besides the ones I’ve made) at vintage or second hand shops. I can’t stomach—or afford!—the full prices of things I love in most department stores (if I really love something, I’ll usually just try to figure out how to make it myself). [...]

MAKING A BED PAINTING: QUILTING FOR BABY

Photoshopped quilt sketch A few weeks back, Mr. Fish and I did a studio visit with an artist friend of ours. I’m not an artist (or, at least, not a fine arts/visual artist…that’s Mr. Fish’s department), and I haven’t done many studio visits. At first, I was really nervous about having something to say about [...]

FASHION AND TECHNOLOGY, A NEW THREAD CULT EPISODE, AND LOOK WHO’S ON THE NEW & NOTABLE SECTION OF iTunes!

I’ve never considered myself a hard-core fashionista, nor much of a follower of specific designers, but when it comes to looking at pretty dresses I’m a certified geek. Like most sewers out there, I could spend far too much time examining a well-made garment, trying to learn the secrets of its construction. This was partially [...]