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Claire J.


Austin, TX

Member since:

August 9, 2007

What is your history with sewing?

What a relief when I finally admitted I really don't like sewing... I just want the design and creation and the garments and I have to sew them to get them. Now mention DYEING and *that* gets me all happy.

Tell us about your sewing machine(s).

A 20+ year old Bernina 840 technically only 'on loan' from mom. Generally, I distrust all machines made after 1975. The old ones are stronger and I don't need a thread cutter, thank you very much.

When you make a mistake while sewing, what do you do?

say impolite things. throw the work on the floor in frustration. (see unfinished projects...)

What's your favorite thing you've ever sewn? Can we see a picture?

No answer yet

If skill, time, and resources were no issue, what would you sew right now?

No answer yet


My big fascination right now is the culture context of DIY fashion rather than the sewing part of it, but I've always loved dyeing. My creative energies now are more around writing and cultural criticism than making.

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