It’s been two years since the Sewcialists blog was active… but we’re back in action!
And by “we”, I mean me, Gillian, and YOU. I blog about my personal sewing at craftingarainbow.wordpress.com, but my goal here is to facilitate a space where anyone can contribute, regardless of experience, age, size, or background.
The Sewcialists blog has always been a group blog representing diverse voices. Since the blog launched in 2013, we’ve had 25 different authors and counting!
The focus of the Sewcialist blog is theme months – the sillier, the better! There are already lots of well-structured, practical and reflective sewing challenges out there, but our challenges aim to be fun, open-ended, and easy to join in. We’ve already hosted 12 different theme months challenges, including Oonapalooza, Scraptember, Red October, and Lingerie Month. We’ve sewn Viking clothes and Disney-inspired everyday wear, and a Tribute Month where we got inspired by our favourite Sewcialists’ style!
Moving forward, the goal will be to host 4 theme months per year. The next theme month will be announced soon, so follow us here and on Instagram to stay tuned!
In the mean time, I’d love to know: Do you remember any of the old theme month challenges? Which was your favourite, and did you ever contribute a post?
Dear Reader: Our goal is to build community and make everyone feel welcome. We support crafting as an inclusive and welcoming space for people of all ages, abilities, ethnicities, genders, orientations and sizes. Regarding sewing challenge themes, we ask that you take each challenge as you see it fitting in your life, and express your involvement how you like, at the given time. Our challenges are for the pure enjoyment of participation and the love of community. Extended Mission Page Here.