I’m starting a new discussion thread here to see if we can focus some thought on the opposite end of the spectrum. Nearly all the responses you’ve all offered so far ask for high-end, advanced techniques….the more, the better! It’s exciting to know that there are so many of you other there eager to learn more and to challenge yourselves with increasingly complex projects. However…
We’d also like to reach those people who are either beginners, or are returning to sewing after a number of years away and need some refresher information. Among these would be people who, perhaps, learned a little about sewing way back in the pervasive Home Ec days (around here, that means you’re over 40!), and also younger sewers who, in many cases, didn’t even have Home Ec in school to give them the basics.
Very likely, they’re not ready for the very advanced sort of material you’d like to see more of. Can you suggest ways to draw in the novice audience and encourage them to develop their hobby? The industry as a whole will be better off for all of us if we make an effort to foster new sewers.
If there are novices lurking who haven’t posted, please feel free to speak up here!