Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What If Everyone Saw This Facebook Status?

What If Everyone Saw This Facebook Status?

This says a lot about the current state of the Western world.

Comrags - Canadian Designers Inspire

Two women are the talent behind the Comrags label. They have been designing and producing fashion for over 25 years. Their garments are carried by many retailers and they have a store front on Queen St. West. I love their uncomplicated approach to fashion. You can view their current and past collections on their website at http://www.comrags.com/. And I am very encouraged by the fact that they do all their production work here in Canada.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Textile Arts at St. Lawrence College Kingston

Instructor Bethany Garner is teaching Creating Fabric with Dyes and Pigments this August. If you love working with textiles, this course might be just up your alley. Visit http://www.stlawrencecollege.ca/parttime/King-Arts01.htm for details and information on how to register. The course takes place over two weekends in at the Kingston, Ontario campus.

Art Workshops in Elora - Wellington County Museum

Elora in Ontario is a beautiful small town with lots of history and local artisans. A number of artists are teaching at the Wellington County Museum this summer. Visit http://www.wcm.on.ca/ for more information on courses and how to register.

The Grand National Quilt Show - Balancing Act

These are not your garden variety quilts. In fact they look more like fibre art to me. This show takes place until September in Kitchner, ON. Visit http://www.grandnationalquiltshow.ca/index.html for information and to view the winning show pieces.

Fashion trend: Hospital chic : Trends - Elle Canada

Fashion trend: Hospital chic : Trends - Elle Canada

Can scrubs be the new fashion trend? Well, why not. Anyone can wear them, They are comfortable, and you can make them up in solids or prints. Androgenous, practical and easy to sew. Several patterns are available from Kwik-Sew for men and women at http://www.kwiksew.com/

Urban Threads - Wow!

Not your average machine embroidery! A far cry from Disney, Urban Threads designs are sick (as my teenager would say). I have been scouring the internet for steampunk and grunge designs for ages. And now Urban Threads is the answer. You can purchase their machine embroidery designs, or the same designs for hand embroidery or purchase the digital artwork and use it to make silk screens or stencils or whatever! And they are all very reasonably priced. Check it out http://urbanthreads.com/

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Experience the Exquisite, Acquire the Divine...


Bonnie Glass Original

Just for Us Originals is a group of talented artists specializing in the wearable: clothing, jewellery and accessories. Their creations are unique and one-of-kind--a far cry from the usual craft fare. Held in the beautiful Mississauga Living Arts Centre, their annual show will inspire and delight anyone who loves the originally of truly wearable art. There is a fashion show daily and artist's mall. Visit their website for all the details. It will be held September 23, 24 and 25, 2011.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Gabry Road: More reasons to sell on Gabry Road

Gabry Road: More reasons to sell on Gabry Road

If you are Canadian and love to sell what you sew, you should check this out.

Secure Order Form is Not Working!

Arghh! Due to technical difficulties, the secure order form has stopped working again! How frustrating. However, I can arrange payments by telephone or PayPal in the interim. Just email me with your product needs including an address and convenient time to call. I am sorry about the inconvenience.

Alas, Haka Sewing Furniture is no more...

I recently received an email from Haka Sewing Furniture. Pamela and Laurie are closing their sewing furniture business due to health issues. They have such a great product and their business was booming. I wish them well.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Secure Order Form Working!

Aaah! The secure order form is now operational. Yeah! Now to work on updating the website.

Technology Strikes Again!

I have upgraded my account with my web hosting company. This has caused two problems. I cannot update my website--although visitors can still browse the pages. And the secure order form does not work. I apologise for the inconvenience. The techies are working on it. I hope I can get it corrected shortly. In the meantime, please send an email to info@distinctivesewing.com with any queries.