Series: The Anthropology of Sewing; Part I: The Craft Gap

During my interview with Fox-5’s Good Day Atlanta, I mentioned The Craft Gap. It’s my theory of why crafting–and sewing specifically–seems to suddenly be everywhere all the time: blogs, the news, street fairs, online shops, all over. Sewing has always been around. In my former life as an archaeologist, I spent plenty of time looking […]

Anthropology of Sewing II: Handmade and the Economy

Looking back, I am absolutely horrified to discover that the first post in this series went up in July OF LAST YEAR–how quickly this year has FLOWN by! As promised, I hereby give you Post #2 in our Anthropology of Sewing series. Read on through to the end to see the winner from the first […]

About

I’m Deborah, and I sew.  I got here sort of by accident, the happiest accident ever in the history of happy accidents.  I started out as a schoolteacher, then became an archaeologist, then was a stay-at-home mom, and now I’m here!   With four kids, a husband, a (lovely but largely imagined) garden, a house (which […]

Welcome to Whipstitch!

I’m Deborah, and I sew.  I got here sort of by accident, the happiest accident ever in the history of happy accidents.  I started out as a schoolteacher, then became an archaeologist, then was a stay-at-home mom, and now I’m here!   With four kids, a husband, a (lovely but largely imagined) garden, a house (which […]

Independence Day, and Giveaway Winners!

Yesterday, our great nation celebrated 234 years of independence.  And my oldest child celebrated 15 years on this planet.  Our nation’s bicentennial has an awful lot to do with the rebirth of sewing and quilting back in 1976, and my child’s birth has an awful lot to do with my embracing craft and sewing as […]

Tidying Up!

Whoopee!  My husband recommended his favorite blog repair genius to go through the scripts inside the bowels of my blog and discover the errors–this is the same miracle worker who rescued my husband’s blog from oblivion when it up-and-vanished one night.  Not only was Ben Cotten able to figure out what was wrong, he was […]