The Joy Losee Collection

A wedding outfit of shimmering ikat silk from Uzbekistan and an ornate Indian sari glittering with gold embroidery and crystals will be among the items on display in The Joy Losee Collection: Art and Dress Along the Silk Road, an exhibition of traditional cultural garments from the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas.… Read the rest

Embellished Needle Felting Stiletto

Hi Needle Nuts!

Monday, January 21st, we will be making an Embellished Needle Felting Stiletto that you can use as an
aid in needle felting and machine sewing. This tool will help keep your fingers away from sharp needles.

You will need to bring your scissors and E6000 if you have it in your stash, otherwise we will share mine.… Read the rest

Thursday Night Artistic Encounters

Join us for C3 Artistic Encounters in the Center for Creative Connections to experience art in new ways! C3 Artistic Encounters happen on selected Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Center for Creative Connections Art Studio or Tech Lab (unless otherwise noted).

C3 Artistic Encounters are free with general admission but registration is required.… Read the rest

National ASG Upcoming Webinars

Here is the list of webinars for the first quarter, offered by the National ASG:


10 – ASG Online!: Polar Fleece. We know polar fleece is a great fabric. Do you know what it is made from? Please join us for our first ASG Online of the New Year and learn about some techniques and projects for fleece fabric.… Read the rest

Kirsten Kimono Tee and Fleece Socks

What’s better than starting the New Year with a new sewing project? Well, maybe finishing a few UFO’s (UnFinished Objects), but you can always leave that for later ;).

Maria Denmark has 2 free patterns on her blog:

– Super Socks:

Perfect for this cold weather! Please note that this download is only free till January 1st.… Read the rest

Free book download

The book Pants: How to do your own measuring, pattern drafting, fabric selection, cutting, and sewing for a perfect fit by Anna Romaniuk and Ellen Knight (1974) is available as free download through the Perfect Nose blog. If you’re interested you can find it here.

The book (pdf format) is 58 pages and sections included are: The pattern draft; Layout and cutting procedures; Sewing techniques; and Pant fabrics.… Read the rest

9th Annual ASG Winter Retreat

Get away from distractions and sew to your hearts content with fellow ASG members. Enjoy the cozy atmosphere at the Lodge with a roaring fireplace and great lake view while working on your favourite project. It’s the perfect time to indulge your passion and regenerate your spirit!

The 9th Annual ASG Winter Retreat is taking place January 17th-20th!… Read the rest