In April, the Guild was super fortunate to have world renowned designer and sewist, Kathryn Brenne! For the past twenty years, Kathryn has been bringing her consummate knowledge, teaching skills and passion for creating to the Academy of fine Sewing & Design-which she founded in 2000. A graduate of Ryerson University’s Fashion Design program, she is a top selling Vogue Patterns designer, and one of the industry’s most published authors of sewing techniques.
by Guild Member Faye M
Part of my process of cleaning and re-organizing my sewing room is keeping up with mending. I also believe that we have a responsibility to try and keep our clothing in repair and not just throw them out. For example it takes 2000 gallons of water to produce one pair of jeans and many of those found today are not of good quality.
I’m not sure how many of our Guild members made New Year resolutions regarding the making of COVID cloth face masks. However, many members made some 4300 face masks in total for the Northwood Seniors Home, Halifax campus! This was in the early days of the pandemic in 2020, when the facility put out a call for such masks during times when PPEs were in short supply. For this, Lisa Roberts, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia representing Halifax Needham within which Northwood is located, made a Resolution (#453) for the Guild on April 13th, 2021!