Well sew (so) many years latter I’m on to Oscar dresses, Sex and the City outfits and of course America’s new beautiful First Lady Michelle Obama. (hmmm, I’m still hunting down the wool lace she wore on Inauguration Day thanks to Isabella Toledo)
What has remained a constant part of my sewing routine is Touton Press, especially Threads magazine and now Sew Stylish. I remember the very first issue with a lady sitting a loom. My mom brought the issue home while I was still in high school and it opened up a whole new world to me. The fiber arts. As a teenager my knowledge of art was limited to painter, sculptor, dancer, composer and writer. Of course as a young woman I drooled over Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Woman’s Wear Daily. Threads magazine remains as the bridge to achieve what fashion I see in print, movies and TV. A big thank you to Tauton Press to help me grow as an artist.
What’s with this name Athena Weaves?
I chose the nick name Athena Weaves because I loved Greek mythology in school. I learned that not only was Athena the goddess of prudent war and wisdom she was the goddess of weaving and needle arts. The very mediums I love so a nick name was born. (Remember the Odyssey? Penelope waited for her Odysseus while weaving a giant ships mass. In one version of the story Athena came to the weaving Penelope and urged her not to worry.) I don’t like to fight and how wise I am? Well it’s rude to boast in polite company, but I am proud of my fiber arts prowess so I’ll leave it at that.
I am sew excited to be in a nurturing environment for the fiber arts. It is sew important that we encourage, admire and support fellow seamstresses and crafters as we ooh and ahh over projects posted.
craft interests: embroidery, fashion, home decorating, jewelry making, knitting, paper crafts, quilting, restyle, sewing
Member Since: 06/01/2009