Ginger's Profile

About

All the women in my family sewed and were quite avid and accomplished on my mother's side, but it was when I spent some time with my paternal grandparents I got the bug. I was 15 and couldn't find much cutting edge fashion in our small Colorado town, my grandfather did leatherwork, and my grandmother showed me how to use her treadle machine. I designed and made a black pigskin leather halter top, and my sewing passion took off. My grandmother gave me that treadle machine and I used it for years. I still have it, but have moved on to a very nice (electric) machine.

  • Female
  • Born on February 22
  • Joined May 29, 2008

Favorite materials

vintage cottons, silk, ribbon, leather

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About

All the women in my family sewed and were quite avid and accomplished on my mother's side, but it was when I spent some time with my paternal grandparents I got the bug. I was 15 and couldn't find much cutting edge fashion in our small Colorado town, my grandfather did leatherwork, and my grandmother showed me how to use her treadle machine. I designed and made a black pigskin leather halter top, and my sewing passion took off. My grandmother gave me that treadle machine and I used it for years. I still have it, but have moved on to a very nice (electric) machine.

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