by asterixsew Moderator 14 Jan 2019

The next generation of sewers. Just before last Christmas I discovered that the young lad next door (age 12) had received a sewing machine as his main present in 2017 and yesterday by chance discovered that the 8 year old daughter a few houses away received a sewing machine last Christmas. I think that its brilliant that there are young ones interested in sewing and that their parents are encouraging them by getting machines for them. My eldest grandchild is 8 and he enjoys using my embroidery machine and soon I will start sewing with the grand daughters when I am staying with them. Both the youngsters locally have been offered that if they want to come and learn something with their machines that they are not sure about I will try and show them. (One has been given replacement machine needles as mum broke the existing one)


by vickiannette 15 Jan 2019

would have loved for that to happen to me as a kid.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 15 Jan 2019

My mother and grandmother taught me to sew and I had used my mothers treadle machine before I started sewing lessons in school

by pennifold 14 Jan 2019

That's so encouraging to read Caroline. I have Ophelie who loves to do sewing, but the other 3 grand-daughter's don't seem that interested. Well, Delphi is only 5, so there is hope yet and of course their Mum Amy did sewing as a subject at Senior high school. I'm so glad that Twm is learning to sew. It's great for kids to learn this skill. Love Chris

by crafter2243 Moderator 14 Jan 2019

That is so encouraging. The love for the craft needs to get passed on

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asterixsew by asterixsew 15 Jan 2019

Yes we do need to pass our skills on to the next generation

by shirley124 14 Jan 2019

Great to hear the parents are encouraging the young one to sew.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 15 Jan 2019

Yes and neither sets of parents sew

by dragonflyer 14 Jan 2019

I love that sewing is not always thought as a lost art and that there are some young ones that are showing an interest...and good for the parents who recognize their wishes...

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asterixsew by asterixsew 14 Jan 2019