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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Exactly.

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