Was it meant to be?

Was it meant to be?

My mum was an incredible seamstress. She made all my clothes until I was a young adult. The other girls at school would ask where I got my summer uniform dresses from, as I had all kinds of fashionable designs that weren’t available in the usual uniform outlets. “My mum made them” came my reply.

My maternal grandmother was a professional seamstress who made all her grandchildren cuddly toys at Christmas

My paternal grandmother was amazing at embroidery, and I treasure some of her work.

In short, the talent with needle, stitch, and sewing machine, was great in my family. And yet, I didn’t learn how to use a sewing machine until I was 49! Once I got started, there was no stopping me. I am so glad that mum got to witness the beginning of my career as a textile artist before she died, and see that I was ‘a chip off the old block’ after all. The threads that you see in front, and behind, me in this photo are some of the many I inherited from my mums life-time of sewing.

Comments

  1. admin

    Hi Ianthe, thanks so much for your message. I really appreciate your words
    Best wishes
    Katy

    21st January 2021 Reply
  2. admin

    Hi Renae, thank you for your message
    Best wishes

    21st January 2021 Reply
  3. Debbie

    So great to see your thread collection inherited from your mum! I find it so refreshing to see this mix of threads. As a quilter who previously has been scared to death by the quilting police, I had been trained to be a thread snob and to purchase only this or that brand of thread. But thankfully I still have threads my grandmother gave me when I was 16 and that was 50 years ago now. How awesome would it be to incorporate them into a collage piece!

    24th January 2021 Reply
    1. admin

      Yes! That would be awesome. I love the connection I have with my mum when I use her threads. I just use what ever thread is the colour I want. I am due to inherit some more thread from my husbands aunt and I think it is lovely for these items to find use beyond the buyers life.
      I think it would be lovely for you to use your grandmothers threads in a piece of art, in her memory
      best wishes
      Katy

      3rd February 2021 Reply
  4. admin

    So glad you enjoyed it. Thank you

    3rd February 2021 Reply

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