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Posts Tagged ‘Martha Stewart’

Wanted: Stylish Designer Ready For Life-Long Commitment

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With any luck you’ll only have to experience the psychological trauma of planning a wedding once, but should you enjoy a challenge like matching the bride’s eye color in the perfect shade of blue ribbon, might we suggest you join Martha Stewart as a Senior Associate Style Editor, Weddings. The duties meander between art director, graphic designer and stylist, but at least you’re guaranteed the job will be somewhere between the happiest day of your life or the career of your dreams. Especially this part:

Develop, style and attend real weddings

Apply for this Senior Associate Style Editor, Martha Stewart Weddings position or view all the current mediabistro.com design jobs.

Another New Pattern Company. Hurrah!

logo2.gif It’s all over the news that Simplicity will be partnering up with Project Runway for the next season’s crop of wanna-bee fashion designers. What’s not so well-known is the fact that companies that make tissue patterns for home sewers are struggling. Neue Mode is biting the dust. Burda has shifted its emphasis to open-source sewing, which basically means you can download instructions for free and print them out on your printer or at a local copy shop. Even Simplicity has shut down its Niles, Mich. facility, moving production to Wisconsin.

So we laud the launch of Go Patterns, which has exactly one pattern to sell right now. This writer plans to support this site even though the dress design available now is a tad bit pricey (when compared to the .99 cent sales on Butterick, McCalls and Simplicity patterns at Hancock’s or Jo-Ann Fabrics). We just need the likes of Tim Gunn and Martha Stewart to plug Go Patterns, and this new site should begin to take off.

Enough About Knitting Already Or Not?

1580176585.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V43255538_.jpg There have loads of stories about how sewing is the new knitting. The way pundits talk, you’d think that women (and men) have abandoned their knitting needles in droves for sewing machines. But that hasn’t been the case if anecdotal evidence is any evidence. Take Chicago’s Stitching Salon, where this writer took refuge from he high winds last weeks to get help on blasted knitted skirt’s she making. Low and behold, there had to be at least 20 women in there working there working their DPNs, crochet hooks, and knitting needles in the middle of the workday. Can you imagine? This is only how many years after Martha Stewart‘s poncho captured the world’s attention? Amazing. Still more fascinating is how many readers crave more books by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, aka the Yarn Harlot. Last time this writer looked, she had like a zillion responses to one post on her blog (ok, it was really the tally was in the 800+ ballpark, but still…). We’re thinking there’s clearly not an end to the number of knitting books hitting the shelves in sight. Now if you’re a guy and you like to knit, there’s even a list of men’s knitting blogs. Isn’t that cute?

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