Some favourite tools of the trade: Ultimate Marking Pencil by @fulllinestencil. Best pencil ever!! With its corresponding sharpener. Mark and iron off. @aurifilthread 12 wt - in this case numbers 4649 and 5022. Off to stitch some more #handstitching#aurifil#aurifilthread#markingpencil
This week I changed my life. Ten years ago I started as an Apprentice at the Margaret Hunter Millinery shop in Colonial Williamsburg. In 2015 I completed my formal apprenticeship and became a Journeywoman Milliner/Mantua-maker. This past Wednesday was my last day. ✨ Poetically, my first project was to make box-pleated trim and one of my last was making a jacket with box-pleated trim. 💕 I am forever grateful to the people who I have learned from and befriended along the way. I am thrilled to have worked alongside world-class trades people in the Historic Trades and Skills Department. The preservation of trades is still extremely important to me and while leaving is bittersweet, it is the best choice for me professionally and personally. Sometimes your dream changes and that is OK. ✨ I am excited and looking forward to a future of designing and sewing historical and modern clothing, making and selling patterns, collaborating with museums on programs and clothing reproductions, and teaching you all how to #rememberwhatyourhandscando via the internet and IRL workshops. To new beginnings!🥂 * * * * * * #newbeginnings#calledtocreate#18thcenturyfashion#18thcentury#dressmaker#mantuamaker#margarethuntershop#behindthescenes#sew#sewing#handstitched#handstitching#handstitch#handsewn#handsewn#peace
I've had a few wonderful, dear emails lately from folks showing me their finished #icecreamsodaquilt, telling me it's the most favourite they've made. Man, that's an amazingly beautiful thing to be told! I think it's the most favourite thing I've made too! If you were part of the 2017 Ice-Cream Soda Club and would like a FREE copy of the Ice-Cream Soda quilt PDF pattern (that has now been taken down from the website), just shoot me an email and I'll send you the link! I'd love to send you one! For everyone else, patterns and kits are available in the shop!