Sew Much to Share, Part II: Janome at the CreativeFestival 2010

Blossoming in every Booth!

Sew Be It Blossom

Traditional to contemporary styles and teachers of all ages add spark to the CreativFestival.

Sharing the sewing spirit across the show

The Two Lindas: Linda MacPhee (l) & Janome Educational Consultant, Linda P.

Janome Artisan Linda MacPhee is well known to all who attend the show. Her enthusiasm for simplifying sewing inspires countless attendees to “just try it!” Linda hosts countless fashion shows and is always putting a fresh face on her classic designs. Her T-Shirt dress (they’re not just for cutting into quilts you know!) won us over, as did her upcycled plastic bag coat. Linda is not afraid to pass a garment around for a close look or she will toss it out on the floor to show off the details on assembling. (apologies for my less than clear photos):

Bleached denim

Simple slip-on dress of favourite T-shirts


Going Green: New life for shopping bags

Linda’s embroidered Slinky garments had folks wondering what her secret is. In-the-know embroiderers are using a product called Jonny Seww. Marna & Pamela were on hand to help folks learn how it is done.

Sample stitching on the janome 350E

The first ladies of stabilizing

Sew Be It: Sit and Stitch

Dilys Tong and the ladies of Sew Be It provided hands-on training for curious crafters. If you did not catch her at the show, check out the Sew Be It website to see a quick video introduction on classes for teens and tweens. The Sew Be It Girls are keep sewing fresh and fearless for curious new students.

Dilys gives an on-the-spot lesson to beginner sewists on the booth

Sew Be It Fashions

Tips from the experts:

York Heritage Quilters were on hand to offer up quilting tips in their booth. A sampling of the broad array of quilts made by members was there to add to the inspiration.

YHQG display

The world of sewing is filled with teachers that lead, inspire and pass on to us skills that we can go anywhere with. The calendar might say that Fall is here, but that can’t stop us from blossoming with new ideas and the courage to try something new.

Happy Sewing!

Deb @ JC

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