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What the???

JanF | Posted in General Discussion on

I have lost it now!
Haiku, Haiku, Haiku……


  1. jane4878 | | #1

    Didn't do it for me either.  I just skipped those 2 pages.  It just brought back unpleasant memories of having to write the things in elementary school.  They must be better in Japanese because they never seem to be any good in English :^) Limericks would have been more fun.



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      ThreadKoe | | #2

      Two pages of them?  Fillers at the bottom of the pages, Ok, but I would rather have had something more technique oriented, or at least some pretty pictures of upcoming styles, or past styles.......Cathy

      1. jane4878 | | #3

        Those 2 pages (or at least one of them) could've been added to the bound button or the pintucked shirt article.  I couldn't really get my head around either.  I need to visualize everything.  Cartoons that are sewing based would've been fun.

      2. JanF | | #9

        I agree - a filler is definitely what it was! As Jane says - limericks would have been a little more fun!

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          ThreadKoe | | #11

          It seems a lot feel the same way.  I know there is nothing wrong with trying something new.  A lot of us are smart intelligent readers.  I guess we want technique and ideas more.   Cathy

    2. JanF | | #8

      Thanks Jane - I'm not on my own then - I never could get round Haiku when I was in school - in fact now I come to think of it I don't remember knowing anything about them when I was in school as a pupil - just had to do them when 1st. teaching myself. I like my poetry a bit more like a poem!

  2. Ckbklady | | #4

    Aw, really? I got a giggle out of them. I even found myself composing haikus for a couple days after, while washing dishes, making beds, dusting (sigh) the sewing machine that's out on the breakfast table right now:

    No time for sewing

    Too many dishes to wash

    A pleasure postponed....

    While I agree that it's an unusual turn for Threads, I'm just grateful that they've gotten back to meaty couture articles instead of floppy, thin, large print articles on selecting pins.

    :) Mary

    1. Josefly | | #6

      I enjoyed them, too. Some of them really seemed to come from my own mind and experience.However, after I finished looking through the magazine this time, I felt a little disappointed - not enough in it for me. Usually, though, when I go back to the issues later, I find something to inspire. I wished for a little more on the pin-tuck shirt, for example. How to do that square armscye would've been helpful.Each to his own, I guess.

      Edited 11/14/2008 10:41 pm ET by Josefly

      1. katina | | #7

        I'm afraid I was very disappointed, again. I had been looking through earlier issues to locate the article on writing/scarves for one of our members - the contrast between those earlier issues and this is striking. On the bright side, for the first time ever I received my issue here only a few days after the cover picture went up on Gatherings. Even before any discussion of the latest issue began. Amazing! They must be doing something differently. And it bears repeating that I've never had a serious problem receiving my subscription, both in Europe and many years in USA. Wish I could say the same about a certain knitting magazine whose subscription service to Europe is a disaster.


      2. JanF | | #10

        You are right - I would have liked to know more about setting in that sleeve - could have taken up those 2 pages!!!
        I agree though - each to their own and I own up to not really being a poetry person - a good novel any day.

        1. Josefly | | #12

          I do understand your point of view. I liked the poems, but we don't buy the magazine for poetry, do we? I want the inspiration and know-how of other creative designers, embellishers, etc. The magazine seemed a little short to me this issue, and I missed the more substantial content of past issues. The Haiku, I suppose, were something in the vein of the last-pages usually devoted to personal recollections of sewing experiences.

          Edited 11/15/2008 7:18 pm ET by Josefly

          1. jjgg | | #13

            I was also very disappointed with the bound buttonhole article. There are much better ways of doing bound buttonholes. I would have liked to know how she screwed up the buttonholes on that first jacket she made.There are several different ways of doing bound buttonholes, and this was the one I would never use!

          2. jane4878 | | #14

            OK, it's not just me then.  I'm a rank amateur and that article just did not make sense to me.  The buttonholes didn't look all that great at the end either.


  3. kbalinski | | #5

    Yup, I skipped those 2 pages also.  Who knows what they were thinking, but I'm just glad to have a new issue, so I won't grumble too much...

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