I’m writing from Oxford, UK and it is 12 noon! With a beautiful blue sky and sunny Spring weather! The birds are singing as I look out from my sewing space on the 1st floor over the woods at the back of my home.
I have just subscribed to Threads magazine, as I am finding the popular UK magazine, “Sewing World” is diversifying into crafts too much for my liking. I am keen to stay with fashion/womenswear and I am particularly interested in finding ethically supplied pure cotton fabrics. If anyone has a link let me know, especially in the US as it is good for me to buy at the moment. Sorry for you visitors to the UK. I was in London yesterday and we don’t seem to have the toursists queues like they usually are.
I am married to steve, with 2 daughters aged 10 and 13 years. I am now over 50 and have qualified to take-up a business course called “Forward at 50” for women enterpeneurs who want to start their own businesses. I am thoroughly enjoying the course, which finishes late Summer.
am about to buy a Franchise (or hope to I have an interview on Monday next) to teach children how to stitch (ages 8 to 13 years). The skills are not taught in UK school anymore and the clubs are for after-school acticity, about 1.15 mins long. The UK Government is pushing wrap-around care, so the child can be looked after from before school to late afternoon, so parents can both work full-time. I am keen to look for places to start holding my Stitchclubs! but have to wait!
I eagerly await my first copy of “Threads” and hope to speak often on this forum.