BranchtoBloom

materials to enrich a child's natural learning path

Brewster, Washington · 454 Sales

BranchtoBloom

materials to enrich a child's natural learning path

Brewster, Washington 454 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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Note from shop owner Branch to Bloom is closed through July 5. If you have a question, please feel free to convo me via etsy and I'll get back with you as soon as possible.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 17, 2018

Branch to Bloom is closed through July 5. If you have a question, please feel free to convo me via etsy and I'll get back with you as soon as possible.

Jennifer Kilgore

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Jennifer Kilgore

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How I fell in love (with sewing)

I used to sew by hand as a child, sitting next to my grandmother while she placed her hands over mine, guiding my stitches. "Make them even," she'd say, like this," showing me again and again how to make a whip stitch, blanket stitch, running stitch. I can still hear her reassuring me, "you'll get it."

I grew up and didn't take up hand sewing again until my youngest child needed a series of surgeries. I found I needed something to do with my hands to keep me calm while I waited, beeper in hand, for the doctor to tell me everything was OK. And it did keep me calm. The movement, the rhythm--sewing by hand, like knitting, is really a soothing experience. I fell in love with it.

As an adult, I never really thought that I would love to sew the way I did as a child, and I never really learned to use a sewing machine properly until I was 30. But after I had children, I was increasingly frustrated by not being able to find what I wanted to buy in stores--especially when it came to toys and learning materials. And by this point I had another loving mentor in my life.

I know that not every woman gets along with her mother-in-law; I got lucky. Shelley is lovely and she also happens to be a sewing teacher! I told her I wanted to learn to sew and she assured me that I could learn. "You're more than capable, Jenn," she said "you can do it, I'll help you." Now we work together to create beautiful things for our family and yours...and I hope you can feel the love that we put into everything we make.

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  • Jennifer Kilgore

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  • Shelley Kilgore

    Assistant

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