Sewists are a passionate group. Who else could get so excited about a new line of spring fabrics or an easy way to adapt a pattern? And we love to pass on our passion to others. In fact, I bet most of you learned how to sew from your mom, grandmother, aunt, or an enthusiastic teacher.
To celebrate National Craft Month, Sew Daily and Interweave’s other art and craft communities (Quilting Daily, Jewelry Making Daily, Cloth Paper Scissors Today, Beading Daily, Knitting Daily, and Crochet Me) have chosen to “pass on our passion” for art and crafts by teaching a friend (or two or three . . . ) to sew, create mixed-media art, collage, fabric art, jewelry, watercolor paintings, quilts, or any other technique or project you’ve always wanted to try throughout the month of March.
Right now, I’m particularly passionate about patternmaking, as I’m taking a class in the subject. And I have loved passing on my newfound techniques with you through this blog. Judging by the response, you’ve enjoyed reading about them, too. I also can’t wait to see your response to the new Summer 2012 issue of Stitch. That’s something I’ve been passionate about for months!
How will YOU pass on your passion?
Now it’s your turn to share. Who are you planning to teach sewing techniques to in March? Tell us how you are passing on your passion during National Craft Month! Simply comment on this post for your chance to win a copy of Cut-up Couture: Edgy Upcycled Garments to Sew and Sewing Tips & Tricks with Tricia Waddell (DVD) (one gift for you and one for you to give your friend!). We’ll randomly choose one lucky winner from all the comments at 9 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, March 23, so comment before then for your chance to win.
Now, go pass on your passion!