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Not Just for Grannies Anymore: The Rise of The Urban Sewing Lounge

by Kimberley Mok, Montreal, Canada

thread den sewing lounge photo

Photo: Thread Den Sewing Lounge

Just as community gardens all over are bringing together urban gardeners, there's an updated version of the old-fashioned sewing circle popping up in many city neighbourhoods: the sewing lounge.

With crafting and the DIY mentality making a huge comeback, activities like sewing and knitting are moving out of the home and onto the streets. So the sewing lounge is where newbies and long-time enthusiasts alike can find common ground -- plus learn some new tricks.

But what differentiates the ol' sewing circle from the modern sewing lounge? read on!


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Comment by Alexis on November 1, 2010 at 9:51am
How much fun would that be. I took a couple of classes and really enjoyed it. I also visit Berlin Ohio and there is a wonderful quilt shop there where the ladies of the town always have a quilt on the frame. You can stop by and chat with them. It is so nice.
Comment by Marsha Egleston on October 29, 2010 at 5:43am
Oh how fun! I have been inviting a few people to come by and sew with me and it seems everyone is always so busy. I would love to see a sewing lounge in my town. At least a place to gather to sew.

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