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Profile for CheriDowd - Threads


Aiken, SC, US

I retired from teaching young children after 30 years. I now make jewelry to sell and teach jewelry classes. Wire crochet is my specialty, but I enjoy forging, too. My long time interest in sewing and clothing design gives me a change of pace. I also teach Chanel jacket techniques using the traditional or my speedy method. Check out my Threads articles in issues 128 (Shortcut to a Designer Jacket) and 130 (Wire + Crochet = Couture Buttons).

craft interests: crochet, fashion, quilting, sewing, Jewelry artist

Member Since: 09/09/2009

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I need a better space to store my years of Threads Magazines. I cna't get rid of them as they are too great to re-read. I also take a pertinant magazine with me when I am teaching a class. It makes a great reference when someone needs clarification.

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You go, Gertie! Thanks for a great edition to the sewing book world. I would love to have your take on vintage couture.

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I've seem so many ways of fitting that I'm amazed there is yet another idea! I'd love to learn more......KK is always thinking in new ways.

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My greatest thrill in quilting was designing a memory quilt for my parents on their 60th wedding anniversary. I went through boxes of their photos knowing I was limited to 5 or 6 pictures. At the anniversay party, I taped a fabric to a table top and everyone signed it. The king size quilt top was displayed at the party. The signature piece was included in the back and I quilted it on my 1988 Bernina machine. Was I crazy?!!!

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I recently visited Springs Creative in Rock Hill, SC and learned so much about the process of fabric design. They have a wonderful work area and a terrific archive of fabrics from over 100 years! This book would increase my knowledge in an area of interest....

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I appreciate Louise's ability to make things that are complicated seem so easy. Her directions are always precise. Having these videos would give me access to so many of her clever ideas and I could share them with the beginning sewests in my American Sewing Guild.