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Quilting & Costuming with Karen Wallach

By |August 9th, 2016|Categories: Employee Interview|

Name: Karen Wallach Age: 53 Originally From:  Norristown, PA. Went to high school in Naperville, IL, & Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA “Originally from” is a loaded question for me. Growing up, my father moved around [...]

Lace: 101

By |July 14th, 2016|Categories: Sewing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Lace can be elegant & sophisticated. Lace can be simple & informal. Antique or modern. It's a versatile fabric & trim that adds texture and visual interest, and who doesn't want that! Here's a little run-down about [...]

Historic Costume with Mary Micaila Curtin

By |April 12th, 2016|Categories: Employee Interview|Tags: , , , , |

Portland is a city of makers. Places like the Mill End Store are what make this city such a unique place for designers and artists. Without exception, the staff at Mill End is comprised of the [...]

Silk: 101

By |April 8th, 2016|Categories: Sewing|

Ah, silk. With it's rich history, unique qualities, and undeniable beauty, silk has always been synonymous with luxury, glamour, and refinement. If you've never sewn with silk before it can be daunting, or at worse [...]

Rainwear Fabrics: What’s the Difference?

By |February 24th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Pattern Review: Seamwork Akita

By |January 20th, 2016|Categories: Sewing|

Seamwork's Akita For me, sewing is a form of meditation. I tend to lumber around leaving a path of havoc in my wake. As a 7th grade teacher told me once, with a hint of disdain, [...]