Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Do you have your toes up while dreaming about our trip to France? Well, get those toes down, because there is so much to do before we depart on May 6, 2012.
This month we will take a short detour to Italy. Liana Sandin will inspire us with this month's program on Marfy patterns. Our program chair, Patti Ferfuson introduces us to Liana and our October program.
With patterns from the Big Four readily available and frequently on sale_with Burda Style available by subscription or at the newsstand_with many independent pattern lines being produced to fill various sewing niches, from up-to-the-minute-trendy to art-to-wear_why would anyone spend top dollar for an Italian pattern that comes with no instructions? What is so special_perhaps magical_about Marfy?
If Marfy patterns are new to you, prepare to be intrigued. Italians are known for their style, and Marfy patterns epitomize that style. Each year their catalog includes designs from classic to fashion-forward to the truly avant=garde. You will find designs direct from runways which won't show up in the other patterns lines for a year ot two, if ever. The patterns are uniquely well made, and once you've tried Marfy, you may be spoiled for other lines.
Our October speaker, Liana Sandin will bring a number of pieces made up from Marfy patterns to discuss and show. She hopes members of the Haute Couture Club will bring garments that they have made from Marfy patterns to show as well.
Liana's first sewing experiences were in 4-H at age 7. She's been enjoying the creative outlet and intellectual challenge that sewing provides ever since. A willing gadfly among many fiber techniques including knitting, needle felting, and surface enhancement, garment sewing has remained her main focus throughout. She believes that no matter how old we get, it's still all about the clothes.
Liana is a founder of Stitcher's Guild, a popular internet forum, and also maintains a personal sewing blog, Sew Intriguing. She makes her home in Lincoln,Nebraska.
We look forward to seeing you on October 1,2011. We meet at the Holiday Inn which is in the Apparel Center across from the Merchandise Mart. The meeting begins at 10:30. Parking is $5.00.