Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Slow Blog Manifesto

In PR there was a question about sewing with polyester crepe as the OP was having skipped stitches. I was very interested in the answers,  suggestions,  and links as I have some very nice cobalt polyester double crepe.  I plan to make a princess seamed sheath dress  with non-corded piping  using contrasting black single polyester crepe. A friend had suggested crepe was difficult  to sew but one of my sewing tutors had suggested it just needed a new needle. I haven't tried to sew it yet as so far I just have the pattern made up.

Anyway, I followed a couple of links and came across the Slow Blog Manifesto in Knotted Cotton's  Blog. This really resonated with me. I've read about people stressing over their blog. I don't want to do things just to blog about them and don't want to feel pressurised into posting. Primarily I'm on a learning mission. Don't get me wrong,  I love having followers,  getting comments and really appreciate (constructive) criticism. I love reading other blogs. I'm never going to be a 'blogger', though - just someone learning to sew,  well,  hopefully and exploring new techniques (new to me that is!) and occasionally blogging about my progress or lack of it.


  1. Well put! I find that the sewing community is incredibly supportive. I too, do not sew to blog but rather sew to share and learn.

    I enjoy reading about your makes, progress, and adventures!

  2. Good for you. I am not "a" blogger either, but I do enjoy the process of writing nearly as much as I enjoy sewing. I am quite a slow sew-er too!

    1. I do enjoy writing and I've always been a reader; I had a Saturday job in the local library, too, when I was at school. Unfortunately, my sewing isn't exciting in a sharing way, for others to enjoy! I'm a very slow sewer - but I'm hoping that will improve with practice and, hopefully, resolution or at least understanding of my footing issues.

  3. Good ideas here!!
    I blog for myself first, to record my work and experiences.


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