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So far Helen Bartley has created 16 blog entries.

Why I Never Sew a Muslin

Why I Never Sew a Muslin I never sew a muslin because I tissue fit my sewing patterns.  I talk a lot about tissue fitting because it takes the guesswork out of fitting for me.  I know, as I create the garment, that it will fit.  I don't sew, sew, sew... and end [...]

By |2018-02-22T16:10:27-08:00February 22nd, 2018|Classes, Sewing|0 Comments

Sewing and Mindfulness

One of the reasons I have always found solace in sewing is because I'm an introvert with a mind that just will not stop jumping unless it has something creative to do.  Sewing was my meditation before meditation was a common practice.  Sewing takes concentration and care from every angle.  [...]

By |2018-02-06T18:39:49-08:00February 6th, 2018|Sewing, Stories|0 Comments

1 1/2 Socks

1 1/2 Socks! I should probably wait until I'm finished knitting these socks to announce them, but I'm not going to.  I am just so goofy excited about them.  I can't believe I'm almost done knitting my very first pair of socks!  Woo-hoo!  Knitting is a special art.  I so admire the [...]

By |2018-01-23T22:57:43-08:00January 23rd, 2018|Knitting & Crocheting, Shares, Stories|4 Comments