Featured Member: Ralf Schmitz

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Where are you from and where do you live? What do you do other than sewing?
I was born in Austria, in a small town called Innsbruck. For the last 12 years, I have lived together with my beloved husband and my cat in Berlin, Germany. Due to a cronic illness (polyneuropathy), I had to stop working about 5 years ago and that brought me to sewing.

Featured Member: nahoko

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Where are you from and where do you live?
I’m from the western part of Japan and I spent my childhood there, and then I lived in Yokohama and Tokyo since my teenage years until recently, now I live in a small city near Mt. Fuji, one of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains.

Featured Member: melody-shorey

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Where are you from and where do you live? What do you do other than sewing?
I live in Maine. That’s where I was born, grew up and will probably stay for the rest of my life. I love it in Maine ; )

Featured Member: ladykatza

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What is your dream sewing project?
My dream project is to make a perfectly tailored dress suit out of vintage Chanel silk tweed (in black/white) that Mom left to me when I inherited her sewing stash. I’d love to make it a cross between that ’40s utilitarian style with a structure suited to my curvaceous figure.

The next big thing to make is a silk and lace dress inspired by modern runway looks.

Featured Member: JuliaBobbin

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Where are you from and where do you live?
I grew up in the country part of Victoria, Australia and moved to the crazy-beautiful city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 11 years ago. Melbourne is a city made up of an exciting mix of art, music, hidden restaurants and amazing coffee, and is magically able to produce four seasons in one day.

Featured Member: integerclub

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What’s your sewing secret weapon?
A deep breath and a good pair of scissors.

Featured Member: pascaleclaudine

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Where are you from and where do you live? What do you do other than sewing?
I live in Baden, a little town in the Northern part of Switzerland, close to the German border. Baden is the German word for “bath,” and it really used to be the equivalent of the British Bath.

Featured Member: LadyDanburry

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Where are you from and where do you live? What do you do other than sewing?
I’m from Highland, Utah, and I’m actually living in my childhood home, my parents moved away, and my husband and I were appointed the caretakers. Other than sewing, I really like to cook, garden. Currently, I’m trying to exercise regularly, but I just hate doing it. I also used to own a tailoring shop that I sold just a month ago.

Featured Member: tilly-vanilly

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Where are you from and where do you live?
I’ve lived in various parts of London since moving here when I was 12 and am now happily settled in lovely Brixton.

Featured Member: janene

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Where are you from and where do you live now? What do you do other than sewing?
I was born in Surrey, England but eventually settled in West London where I work as a freelance Graphic Designer. My work is very creative and varied, and I currently have the absolute pleasure of designing childrens books. That said, I crave sewing time and my obsession grows by the day!

Featured Member: remostar

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Where are you from and where do you live? What do you do other than sewing?
I was born in Oakland, California. The Navy moved my family to Jacksonville, Florida where I was raised since I was 4 years old.

Featured Member: lauramae

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Where are you from and where do you live? What do you do other than sewing?
I currently reside in the city of Novato, in Marin County, California. I grew up in Marin County, and have lived here my entire life (excepting a brief stint at school).

Featured Member: Arianna Mazzoleni

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Where are you from and/or where do you live now? What do you do other than sewing?
I’m from a small village near the city of Bergamo, North of Italy. I studied History of Art at Milan University and “Tailoring for Showbiz” at Teatro alla Scala Academy. I’ve also worked in Rome for a few weeks at a costume house that are preparing costumes for a Turandot opera. My plan, though, is to open my own handmade shop. That’s my dream!

Featured Member: Apfelbluete

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Where are you from and/or where do you live now? What do you do other than sewing?
I am originally from the former capital of Kazakhstan, called Alamty, which I left 17 years ago. Currently, I live in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Featured Member: mollykatherine

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Where are you from and/or where do you live now? What do you do other than sewing?
I was born in Long Beach, California, but grew up on Sydney’s Northern beaches. I am the younger of only two siblings and grew up a part of a close, creative and colourful family in an old return serviceman’s house that was built in the late 1940’s. My childhood was always spent following one creative pursuit or another, be it sewing little clothes and beds for “the garden fairies” or writing quirky, albeit somewhat morbid tales. I now live in Sydney’s inner west in an old Victorian Terrace called “Horaceville” and work full time as a receptionist for a fashion house.

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