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Thread: Picture of the "sewing soldier."

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    Picture of the "sewing soldier."


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    I loved this series, the sewing was just fantastic and Neil certainly caught the public eye but the winner was an ex soldier of which little or nothing was mentioned or if it was I missed it. Here is his story..

    http://www.getreading.co.uk/whats-on...s-matt-8844225

    sorry, I don't know how to turn this into a link so cut and paste or perhaps one of our more computer literate members can help.

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    I saw this story and loved it! I remember when a big old professional football player...I think it might have been Rosie Greer...was into knitting...

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    Love this! My DF was a Marine Corps Drill Instructor who sewed better than I do still. Guys sew all the time, they just don't talk about it! Lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathidahl View Post
    I saw this story and loved it! I remember when a big old professional football player...I think it might have been Rosie Greer...was into knitting...
    I am glad to see this story. The Brits seem to have less problems than American men to admit to these skills.

    Actually, Rosie Greer does needlepoint and he is very good at it. As far as any man doing any "women's" crafts (i.e. needlecraft, sewing, etc.), I never could understand the reluctance to admit it, since so many tailors are men, so are many shoemakers and leather makers (both require "sewing" skills), and not all the fashion designers are gay.

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    My DH can sew. Used to sew patches on uniforms aboard ship for himself and shipmates. He helps me all the time with the LA machine.
    Texas Sunshine, piney woods of NE Texas

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    All three of my boys know how to sew.
    My middle son has been in the Air Force for 12 years now. I bought him a Sewing machine several years ago.
    His ex- wife made fun of him until he sewed her patches on her uniform, saving them about $50.00 each.
    Then after they split, he had a fellow airman who gave him a hard time about sewing, until Dave sewed his patches on also.
    My youngest son does some entertaining and made his costumes.

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    I believe people of either flavor should be well-rounded.

    It's good to fix your car or a weedeater or something around your house, cook a great meal and make something nice.

    I always thought that people were taught sewing in the military(to maintain their uniforms?)

    I wish home ec was still being taught everywhere. Cooking, sewing, shopping, budgeting are good and vital life skills.

    Shop classes are going by the wayside also. SMH.

    I don't understand why kids aren't learning these things at school anymore even though they should be taught at home as well...

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    just thinking of all the things men sewed by hand, hides for blankets and clothing and shoes, masts for ships, wounds,
    book binding, soldiers were taught to sew buttons, mend their own uniforms and stitch up wounds in the field. remnants of needles and thread were found 25000 years ago. men have been sewing quite a while

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    Rosey Greer A foot ball player did needle point on long trips, as it help relax him. I do a lot of so called man`s work, but then I`m a farmers wife. Never could talk him into helping me in the kitchen tho.

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    My wonderful skirt in Home Ec. class

    Quote Originally Posted by DresiArnaz View Post

    I wish home ec was still being taught everywhere. Cooking, sewing, shopping, budgeting are good and vital life skills.

    Shop classes are going by the wayside also. SMH.

    I don't understand why kids aren't learning these things at school anymore even though they should be taught at home as well...
    I agree! It is sad that Homemaking was dropped from schools. Lack of dollars. The Teacher's Union won't allow a person to teach that isn't accredited even if that person is an experienced expert. There would be lots of women willing to donate their time at school for this class, but again, a powerful union stops it. I was fortunate to get one year of Homemaking.

    We were taught to make a "twirly" skirt without a pattern. I worked so hard on that skirt, and I was elated when I finished. I snipped the last little thread, and oh,oh, I cut a V shape hole in the skirt! At that time I had no idea what to do with it. Now I realize all I had to do was sew a tiny seam over the hole as the skirt had lots of material as we always wore crinolines underneath. ~~sheepish smile~~~

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    My DH has been sewing since he needed to sew a tear in his summer shorts at the age of 7. He really got into. Then his father caught him pressing some material and said he was to never touch an iron again. He didn't when his father was home.

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    Whenever I had a male customer,(especially a young one) who expressed some doubt or reluctance to admit to sewing, I pointed out that it did wonderful things for people like Eddie Bauer, Calvin Klein, Ricky Tims, John Flynn. We had a saying in the 60's "Different strokes for different folks". In the 21st century it seems we should have developed more awareness and acceptance of our differences.

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