Sewer or Sewist?

Old 10-31-2019, 12:00 PM
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I don't really care what people call me!
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:14 PM
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I went to a trunk show/lecture Nancy Zieman did about 4 years ago. She used the term "sewist" and commented that she liked it better than "sewer". So I have used "sewist" ever since. If Nancy liked it better, I like it better!
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Old 11-01-2019, 08:24 AM
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I could be "just a quilt-er-ist", I suppose, but, as a designer, historian, intructor, speaker, I am a sew"ist" because I am an art"ist".

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Old 11-01-2019, 05:29 PM
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I am a seamstress, 55 years plus, thanks to my mother in law. My mother in law was a seamstress for 85 years plus. She started sewing when she was 5. I knew how to sew from age 10, because of 4-H but never was hit by the bug until after I was married a couple of years. I have made everything from skirts to mens sportsjackets and pillow cases to quilts. My maternal grandmother was a sewing teacher and taught machine embroidery starting back in the 40's (with Necchi and Elna machines). My paternal grandmother was a farm wife and seamstress. There wasn"t much she didn't make for her family of 8 and then grands and great grands, from clothing to home decor. That included quilts or comforters as she called them. All Christmas presents were homemade, usually flannel shirts for all. That was lots of shirts.
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Old 11-01-2019, 05:46 PM
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I like "fabric artist".
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Old 11-02-2019, 11:03 AM
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I prefer seamstress.
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Old 11-02-2019, 11:17 AM
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I read 'sewer' as the foul water word, it doesn't seem to want to be related to sewing in my brain, even in this thread I kept reading it wrong causing a couple laughs. So I'll go with seamstress for a person who sews clothes and such.
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Old 11-02-2019, 03:03 PM
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I also sewed at a young age. Sewing for others since I was about 12. Sewing for a couple of my teachers in high school I was considered a seamstress. I rarely do clothing anymore and do not want to be called a seamstress. People think I am willing to sew or mend anything they want. My preference is quilting now so I will call myself a quilter...
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Old 11-06-2019, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by AZ Jane View Post
Did the term "seamstress" go out of fashion? I though that was what someone who knew how to sew was called? Maybe I'm just getting old.
I prefer the term Seamstress.

AZ you are not getting old, we are in our prime.
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:23 AM
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Historian Jan in VA? Fabric or other?
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