The Sewing Room News from Columbia River Sewing

What’s Out There: Bobbin Lace

Recently I went to the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. This year’s theme was lace. We have some amazingly talented lacemakers in the Portland Metro area! There was a beautiful exhibit of various kinds...

A September Weekend with Diane Ericson – 2017

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 MORNING SESSION 10 AM – Noon, Open to All Diane’s Creative Primer: Building New Design Diane will use her closet of creative, remodeled garments in a trunk show and powerpoint...

What's Out There: Lefkara Lace

Lefkara Lace (or Lefkaritika) is made on the island of Cyprus in the village of Lefkara and is on the UNESCO cultural heritage list. It is a bit reminiscent of Hardanger (Norwegian whitework), in...

What's Out There: Spring Birds

I love Spring! We have finally opened our bedroom window overnight, and wake to the sounds of birds chirping in the morning. Lovely! We have a favorite who makes such a happy little morning...

Retailer Spotlight: Modern Domestic

Hello my fellow sewists! I am bringing you an update on a local sewing shop. Modern Domestic is located in the DIY Alberta district and has moved recently to a new and improved building...

What's Out There: Personal Style

At Kayla Kennington’s presentation, she talked about getting inspired and creating our own unique style. That always seems a bit overwhelming. Like someone handing you a blank piece of paper and a pen and...