I have spent the last couple weeks refreshing photos and updating text in my Next Level Sewing Series. This series was written and directed for the newer or returning sewist who is ready for the mentoring that can provide a strong foundation to their next level of sewing skills and challenges. We don't have these mentors any more. I was blessed to have an amazing Grandmother and Mom, both of whom taught me and inspired me to sew. They gave me support as well as knowledge and skill and an "eye". I also had many years of schooling with Carmelite nuns who taught me lovely hand sewing skills. In the one year I attended a public, unisex school, Mrs. Townsend was my Home-Ec teacher. I could write a few posts just on Mrs. Townsend! She was an awesome teacher, very encouraging and knew how to open the doors of our mind. These mentors were truly a blessing. Newer sewists today don't have these mentors. They do have videos, forums, chats and insta, most of which are fairly shallow on the skillset and there is no way of really knowing if they really know what they are doing. Anyone can say they do. Some are very good. Some are far from it.
It was along that vein that I decided I needed to do something about the lack of in depth, experienced sewing knowledge. I certainly don't have all the answers but I felt with blog posts on various subjects and the wide skill set of my readers commenting we could all help each other out. In the Next Level Sewing Series you will find information, links and photos of things you won't generally learn on the web or in school. Please read the comments as our readers are amazing with their knowledge and so generous to share it.
It is the end of March of 2019 and all the series have been updated. I have mentally committed to writing several new blogposts for the series as a result of numerous repetitive discussion I see out on the web. These are frustrations newer sewists are having with the same techniques, fabrics, etc. Stay tuned for those and if you have any topics you would like covered, let me know. Happy Learning!.....Bunny