Meet Ginny Stein, Embroidery Neighborhood Group Leader

 

Hi, my name is Ginny Stein and I am the NG leader of Hoopla Sisters, a machine embroidery group. As a young girl I had a grandmother, aunt and Mom who were sewists, knitters and crocheters. During the summers, my Mom taught me how to hand embroider and do crewel needlework.… Read the rest

Fashion exhibits now in Dallas

Two beautiful, interesting and inspiring exhibits to view in Dallas.

The exhibition “Reimagining the Kimono,” presented by the Texas Fashion Collection of the University of North Texas is at North Park between Neimans Marcus and Dillards.   It runs now through June 27th.   It features not only traditional Japanese kimonos like the uchikake see in the photo (a formal outer kimono by an unknown designer), but also imagined garments by designers Oscar de la Renta, Halston, Issey Miyake, Balenciaga, Hanea Mori, and Karl Lagerfeld.… Read the rest

It’s a Wrap – 10 year anniversary of Plano Chapter Luncheon

The Plano Chapter of ASG celebrated 10 years of sewing friendships with a theme of another anniversary  – Diane Von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dress celebrating it’s 40th year!

 

 

 

Our dynamic special events team  created  a contest theme which included  wrap garment, wrap outer wear and wrapped package categories.… Read the rest

Hand embroidery classes by Susan O’Connor

Marty Anderson, one of our members, has a special deal for hand embroidery lovers:

I’m so excited to announce that Susan O’Connor, an international embroidery instructor from Australia is coming to Texas. Many of you know her from the Country Bumpkin publications “Inspirations” and “Australian Smocking”.

She will be teaching at the SAGA convention in Frisco in October.Read the rest

Through the Needle

TTNO19-Cover-220pxAre you familiar with Through the Needle magazine?

Each issue of this magazine by Bernina features articles about our favorite creative past-time – sewing! With projects, tips & tricks, and feature articles from National and International BERNINA Educators and Artisans, there is something for everyone, Bernina owner or not. The magazine can be downloaded in pdf form or read online.… Read the rest