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Needles in the Stacks, with Beth & Denise

Welcome back to another episode of Beth & Denise’s reviews of needle-oriented books in our stacks!  With the holidays ahead, it seems a good time to continue our series reviewing the how-to manuals collected in the library.  What’s on your … Continue reading

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Sewing for Fun and Profit

  While I apologize for the sewing/crafty focus of this blog, the fact that it’s fall means new clothes for school!  Indeed, I know that many of you have already begun months of work in draping labs. While shelving in … Continue reading

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Flowery Encouragement

Here in New York City, spring has been slow to appear.  Bryant Park finally has pansies and daffodils, but it’s still been cold and blustery most of the month.  We thought some embroidered spring flowers would help coax the real … Continue reading

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Needle-sharp Skills pt. I

In honor of Women’s History Month, let us talk about the history of educating women.  This seems especially apt, because 84% of the overall students here at FIT are female.  Historically, the needle-arts have been associated with female gentility and … Continue reading

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Busy time of year for Santa’s Helpers

For the last month, the Periodicals Department has been full of students working hard on final projects.  We’ve had students working on fashion illustration, packaging design, interiors, papers, and who knows what else.  But now that the dust has settled, … Continue reading

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