Embarking on Embroidery. 02.01.19
I tell this story to my students every time we embark on a sewing project in studio.
I have a friend who’s a retired surgeon. One day I brought him into in the studio to talk with us during a time when there was much conversation among some of the male students that embroidery was for girls and that they would have no part of this undertaking. Dr. Bob came by one day at my request and told my classes when he was a boy his mother taught him how to repair sox, alter and hem pants which eventually lead him to sew his own hand tailored high school graduation suit. His early experiences with sewing he told the class lead him to becoming a surgeon.
Dr. Bob went on to college and medical school at Washington University and served in the military in France as a general surgeon. He returned to STL and joined the staff at then the Barnes Jewish Hospital at Washington University. Dr. Bob was a very highly respected surgeon right up to his retirement especially when it came to sewing together veins and arteries where he was sought out by his colleagues for his sewing expertise.
This is one reason why we learn to appreciate sewing in studio.