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From: Kerkyra
Date: 07-01-2007, 04:17 AM (1 of 8)

I'm an English seamstress living in Greece, it's great to find and join this group! I sew for a living, but that doesn't mean I know everything!!! I have questions, but hopefully I'll be able to answer some too! :love:
User: Kerkyra
Member since: 07-01-2007
Total posts: 15
From: MaryW
Date: 07-01-2007, 08:17 AM (2 of 8)
Hi Kerkyra and welcome to Sew Whats New. :bluesmile
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: cshortsew
Date: 07-01-2007, 02:52 PM (3 of 8)
Hello and welcome to the group.
Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
User: cshortsew
Member since: 06-28-2006
Total posts: 380
From: MartySews2
Date: 07-01-2007, 08:51 PM (4 of 8)
Hi Kerkyra, welcome to the group. What type of sewing do you like to do? Is it easy to find fabric shops in Greece? One of my friends is going in Sept to the Greek Isles for vacation. I would love to be able to tell her about some fabric shops. Hope that you will check back often and share photos of your projects.
Happy Stitching
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: lendube
Date: 07-02-2007, 02:39 PM (5 of 8)
Hi and Welcome. I've heard Greece is lovely. Hope to see you around.

User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: vickki
Date: 07-02-2007, 09:07 PM (6 of 8)
Hi Kerkyra,
Welcome to the group.....Glad you joined,you'll have fun here...Vickki:Canada:
User: vickki
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 374
From: Kerkyra
Date: 07-03-2007, 03:41 AM (7 of 8)
Hi everyone, thank you for being so welcoming!! I do allsorts of sewing from alterations to bridal. At the moment I am currently working on 2 mother-of-the-bride outfits plus some other stuff. I'm a bit under pressure at the moment!! I also like to dabble in corsetry and lingerie in my free time (not much of that at the moment though!!).

Greece is indeed very beautiful, with wonderful people, so visit if you can!!! As for fabric shops, choice is limited and good quality fabric is very, very expensive here. I prefer to order fabrics from other european countries and the USA and it makes more sense for my clients.

Marty, your friend might try to find Greek silk, it's made only in one region of Greece (Xanthe in the far eastern region) and is very high quality. I'd love to get my hands on some but it's a bit expensive!!

I look forward to being part of the group:love:

User: Kerkyra
Member since: 07-01-2007
Total posts: 15
From: PaulineG
Date: 07-03-2007, 03:47 AM (8 of 8)
Hi Sarah and welcome. It's a great bunch here - all kinds of skills and from all over the globe. So - an English lady now living in Greece - big fan of Shirley Valentine are you? Or do you get sick of hearing that?

Look forward to seeing you around the boards and hearing more about your projects.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
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