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Georgia, UNITED STATES
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Posted on: 4/26/07 10:45 AM
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I attended this expo on March 8, 9, and 10th. As I understand it, Atlanta is the biggest of this particular expo and it is well worth attending. I signed up for 9 classes and really enjoyed most of them. The shopping is pretty good and for the first time, I spent as much in purchases as I did on classes.

Classes:
Cynthia Guffey's Bridge to Fabulous Sewing Series - this was the highlight of all my classes. Cynthia's classes were full of informative information and I think the advanced sewers got as much out of it as the newbies. She is a character and a very charismatic speaker. Her work is impeccable and she has a lot of tips about how to improve the craftsmanship of your garments.

Notions class - this was a great class for introducing notions that I otherwise would not have noticed or known about. I spent a lot more money, but it's nice to find out there's a notion you didn't know about.

LJ Design's class on knits - great info. Great tips on notions for knits and innovative ideas for finishing knits.

My purchases:
Big splurge - self-healing cutting mat and ergonomic rotary cutter w/ 2 replacement blades - $90, but worth every penny for the ease and accuracy you can have.

$20 on a pressing board from Golden Arm - I've been working with knits since the show, so I still haven't used this, but I'm excited to see how it transforms my tailored pieces.

Double wheeled tracing tool from Vogue fabrics - not so great because you can't set it for the common 5/8", only 1/4" increments.

Tailors chalk from Threads & More - I love this! I didn't know tailors chalk didn't have to be waxy and that it is actually useful when it is not!

Textured Weft from Uniquely You - this stuff was pretty expensive, and I haven't had a chance to try it out yet. But it is hard to find, so I wanted to get some.

Addi Turbo knitting needles from The Whole 9 Yards. I can't recommend these needles enough.


All in all, I loved the expo. I highly recommend it.

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Patwithcats said...
Thanks for the review. I hope to attend in 2008.
11/28/07 9:48 AM
 
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