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It's a conspiracy that women don't knit and sew anymore.

 
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It's a conspiracy that women don't knit and sew anymore.
It seems like the majority of 'average' women I meet don't know how to see or knit, and have no desire to learn. Mostly they look at me like I'm weird, and ask where I get the time.
Is it that they think it makes them too 'domesticated'? Like it's soooo 1950s to make clothes by hand.

I don't have a sewing machine right now, so I'm not sewing anything. I do know how to see by hand though, which I think is a great and necessary skill. And I really enjoy knitting. I mostly make stuff for my kids, and I'm getting better at it all the time. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to learn how to knit and sew, it's going to be so much fun to make things with her (I've offered to teach my boy, but he says it's for old ladies).

So what's up with women not caring about this kind of stuff anymore? Is it a huge conspiracy? Or am I just old fashioned?
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Well at one time it was practically a necessity to know how to sew. But our modern day culture has become so consumer/manufacture based, that the 'need' for it just isn't there anymore.


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Re: It's a conspiracy that women don't knit and sew anymore.
1 minute to learn. 1 day to master. Dont sweat it.
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Re: It's a conspiracy that women don't knit and sew anymore.
They taught in in Home Economics when I was young - 7th grade I think. But not anymore. Now they just teach cooking. So, I taught my daughters to sew.

People should at least know the basics, like how to stitch a hole back up, or sew a button back on. But these days it seems like people would rather toss something away, then mend it.
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Re: It's a conspiracy that women don't knit and sew anymore.
Well at one time it was practically a necessity to know how to sew. But our modern day culture has become so consumer/manufacture based, that the 'need' for it just isn't there anymore.


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So true. I can go out and buy a top for my baby, but I choose to spend a few days to knit her one instead. Why?
I imagine her in a few years knitting and sewing clothes for her dollies, and it makes me excited and proud that I will be able to teach her how.

Is it a conspiracy that society has become so consumer/manufacture based? Do you know how much money I save by being able to mend a rip instead of buying a new shirt?

Have you ever read Brave New World? In the book, society was programmed to throw out any clothes that was worn out or ripped. Mending clothes was seen as an abomination.
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Re: It's a conspiracy that women don't knit and sew anymore.
Well at one time it was practically a necessity to know how to sew. But our modern day culture has become so consumer/manufacture based, that the 'need' for it just isn't there anymore.


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That's one of the problems though.

I suppose the corporations love us buying stuff we'll just dispose of, instead of fix and keep. That's why they are making things more flimsy these days.
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Re: It's a conspiracy that women don't knit and sew anymore.
Well at one time it was practically a necessity to know how to sew. But our modern day culture has become so consumer/manufacture based, that the 'need' for it just isn't there anymore.


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That's one of the problems though.

I suppose the corporations love us buying stuff we'll just dispose of, instead of fix and keep. That's why they are making things more flimsy these days.
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Everything is made so shoddily these days. I hate it. I bought a pair of leggings for my baby, and I washed them before the first time she wore them. The seam in the crotch came out!! Luckily I was able to mend them, but WTH is that all about?
I'm getting heated just thinking about it. I want a sewing machine now, so I can just make the leggings and shirts myself.
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My mother in-law works with a terrific lady who knits. She's given our children knitted blankets and hats. I think she meditates during the knitting process. Sweetest woman you could ever meet.
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Well at one time it was practically a necessity to know how to sew. But our modern day culture has become so consumer/manufacture based, that the 'need' for it just isn't there anymore.


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That's one of the problems though.

I suppose the corporations love us buying stuff we'll just dispose of, instead of fix and keep. That's why they are making things more flimsy these days.
 Quoting: Earth Daughter


Everything is made so shoddily these days. I hate it. I bought a pair of leggings for my baby, and I washed them before the first time she wore them. The seam in the crotch came out!! Luckily I was able to mend them, but WTH is that all about?
I'm getting heated just thinking about it. I want a sewing machine now, so I can just make the leggings and shirts myself.
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I know what you mean. It's hard shopping for quality things these days. I was looking through an old chest of clothing from my mom from the 1950's, 1960's, and everything in it was such good quality. The fabrics were thick and the stitching was great. Nowadays, everything is cheap china shit.
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I just finished a job at one of the larger local malls around here and just the amount of clothing/crapola is stacked so high there in the back rooms, they stuff it wherever they can. People in and out of there like cattle. And the prices, through the roof! So if you have the time, sewing is a great skill to master. I did a little in home ec like Earth Daughter mentioned but that was a while ago now, lol. I wish I could at least know how to patch the holes in my work jeans. That would be nice and save a few bucks.


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My mother in-law works with a terrific lady who knits. She's given our children knitted blankets and hats. I think she meditates during the knitting process. Sweetest woman you could ever meet.
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Knitting can totally be meditative.

I made my son a Harry Potter Griffyndor scarf, because he's obsessed with the book series. Even though it's not exactly cold where we live, he loves his thing, and the quality is something that will last for decades.
Hubs was like, "You know you can buy a Harry Potter scarf on Amazon for $6."
And I told him, "Yeah, but it's a cheap piece of crap."

I don't know, making things with my hands, especially for my own kids, just seems like such a labor of love.
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I just finished a job at one of the larger local malls around here and just the amount of clothing/crapola is stacked so high there in the back rooms, they stuff it wherever they can. People in and out of there like cattle. And the prices, through the roof! So if you have the time, sewing is a great skill to master. I did a little in home ec like Earth Daughter mentioned but that was a while ago now, lol. I wish I could at least know how to patch the holes in my work jeans. That would be nice and save a few bucks.


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YouTube has excellent tutorials on anything crafty. I learned how to fix a separated zipper from a YouTube video. That saved me a bunch of money.
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Re: It's a conspiracy that women don't knit and sew anymore.
It seems like the majority of 'average' women I meet don't know how to see or knit, and have no desire to learn. Mostly they look at me like I'm weird, and ask where I get the time.
Is it that they think it makes them too 'domesticated'? Like it's soooo 1950s to make clothes by hand.

I don't have a sewing machine right now, so I'm not sewing anything. I do know how to see by hand though, which I think is a great and necessary skill. And I really enjoy knitting. I mostly make stuff for my kids, and I'm getting better at it all the time. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to learn how to knit and sew, it's going to be so much fun to make things with her (I've offered to teach my boy, but he says it's for old ladies).

So what's up with women not caring about this kind of stuff anymore? Is it a huge conspiracy? Or am I just old fashioned?
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interesting... but much the same can be said for the fact that most men don't know how to fix simple mechanical problems at home anymore... too afraid to get their hands dirty b/c that would imply that they are lower on the food chain somehow... too stupid for words.

incidentally, here in the midwest women crochet and knit to their hearts content... you in New York City or Los Angeles, OP?? We "flyover states" still bend to traditional ways... perhaps you need to travel more :) we will welcome you
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My mother in-law works with a terrific lady who knits. She's given our children knitted blankets and hats. I think she meditates during the knitting process. Sweetest woman you could ever meet.
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My niece just told me her son's 4th grade teacher has taught his whole class how to crochet a bracelet and he loves making them! And yes it's very good for the mind and spirit as well.
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Re: It's a conspiracy that women don't knit and sew anymore.
My niece knits. I never had the patience.

I sew mostly simple things but love being able to choose both pattern and cut.

Leggings btw are super easy. With practice they take less than half an hour. I got a pattern where there is only one.peice per leg.

Unfortunately sewing machine quality is falling off a cliff. Got a Singer and it seems pretty flimsy. Might just go get my 22 year old Kenmore fixed and take the new one back.

Now I want a serger. They are super fast and they finish edges too.
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Re: It's a conspiracy that women don't knit and sew anymore.
Well at one time it was practically a necessity to know how to sew. But our modern day culture has become so consumer/manufacture based, that the 'need' for it just isn't there anymore.


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That's one of the problems though.

I suppose the corporations love us buying stuff we'll just dispose of, instead of fix and keep. That's why they are making things more flimsy these days.
 Quoting: Earth Daughter


i was just saying this about cast iron pots...less people have them b/c it teaches you to take care of something that will last longer than your life and of course we would rather have something coated in teflon poison instead....once more and i really hope someone watches this...consuming kids the commercialization of childhood [link to www.youtube.com] ....and also the story of stuff [link to www.youtube.com]
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also another very very good one is the lightbulb conspiracy [link to www.youtube.com] .... this talks about how they have engineered things to fall apart
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good call imho op!
like the guy with the bearded avatar said, there could be circumstances where you could actually sit quiet and think for yourself.
And that is the very thing 'they' dont want you to be able to.
Every second has to be filled out with some mumbo jumbo so that it is impossible to realize who you are and how the system works.
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I like to sew household items and kid clothing, but my clothes - no way. By the time you buy the pattern, material, thread, zipper/buttons, you can usually purchase ready-made about as cheaply. Plus, you can try them on to make sure they look good before the purchase. If you buy a style which doesn't flatter you in something you make, you are stuck with it. Been there, done that.
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I love sewing and embroidery! But then again, I am in my 50s and grew up learning cooking and sewing from my grandmother. I REALLY wish I had learned tatting from her - a dying and almost lost art. And someday, I dream of spinning and weaving my own cloth.

My daughter however, who is in her early 20s, has had no desire to learn to cook or sew, no matter how much I try to encourage or teach her. I think we now live in a world of instant gratification. It's so much easier to just buy something new at a store or order your food at a restaurant. I blame the whole money/consumer system we live in.
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I think there's a resurgence of interest in such skills. I knit, crochet, can sew by hand or machine, work with leather, needle felt and wet felt wool. and I can whip up a pair of wool / leather slippers using the outline of a person's foot. My 10 and 13 year old children have the same skills (minus the slipper making). We also urban garden and are embarking on soap making soon.

Have you checked out etsy.com? Tons of people in the US and internationally sell their handmade wares there. It's pretty amazing to see some of the things people are making by hand these days!
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Well at one time it was practically a necessity to know how to sew. But our modern day culture has become so consumer/manufacture based, that the 'need' for it just isn't there anymore.


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That's one of the problems though.

I suppose the corporations love us buying stuff we'll just dispose of, instead of fix and keep. That's why they are making things more flimsy these days.
 Quoting: Earth Daughter


i was just saying this about cast iron pots...less people have them b/c it teaches you to take care of something that will last longer than your life and of course we would rather have something coated in teflon poison instead....once more and i really hope someone watches this...consuming kids the commercialization of childhood [link to www.youtube.com] ....and also the story of stuff [link to www.youtube.com]
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Oh! I LOVE cast iron! I have a collection you'd be quite envious of - I even have cast iron cassarole pans and my oldest frying pan is from the 1800s. Take care of them and they become family heirlooms. :)
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Well at one time it was practically a necessity to know how to sew. But our modern day culture has become so consumer/manufacture based, that the 'need' for it just isn't there anymore.


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That's one of the problems though.

I suppose the corporations love us buying stuff we'll just dispose of, instead of fix and keep. That's why they are making things more flimsy these days.
 Quoting: Earth Daughter


i was just saying this about cast iron pots...less people have them b/c it teaches you to take care of something that will last longer than your life and of course we would rather have something coated in teflon poison instead....once more and i really hope someone watches this...consuming kids the commercialization of childhood [link to www.youtube.com] ....and also the story of stuff [link to www.youtube.com]
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I have seen that documentary. It's shocking!
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I love sewing and embroidery! But then again, I am in my 50s and grew up learning cooking and sewing from my grandmother. I REALLY wish I had learned tatting from her - a dying and almost lost art. And someday, I dream of spinning and weaving my own cloth.

My daughter however, who is in her early 20s, has had no desire to learn to cook or sew, no matter how much I try to encourage or teach her. I think we now live in a world of instant gratification. It's so much easier to just buy something new at a store or order your food at a restaurant. I blame the whole money/consumer system we live in.
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Ahh, yes, instant gratification. Knitting is the antithesis of instant gratification. But I love the accomplished feeling I get when I finish a project, and it looks just like I wanted it to.
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Well at one time it was practically a necessity to know how to sew. But our modern day culture has become so consumer/manufacture based, that the 'need' for it just isn't there anymore.


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That's one of the problems though.

I suppose the corporations love us buying stuff we'll just dispose of, instead of fix and keep. That's why they are making things more flimsy these days.
 Quoting: Earth Daughter


i was just saying this about cast iron pots...less people have them b/c it teaches you to take care of something that will last longer than your life and of course we would rather have something coated in teflon poison instead....once more and i really hope someone watches this...consuming kids the commercialization of childhood [link to www.youtube.com] ....and also the story of stuff [link to www.youtube.com]
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Oh! I LOVE cast iron! I have a collection you'd be quite envious of - I even have cast iron cassarole pans and my oldest frying pan is from the 1800s. Take care of them and they become family heirlooms. :)
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i just got my first one for christmas...i missed my mothers collection a lot...you just cant cook some foods the same without one.
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Well at one time it was practically a necessity to know how to sew. But our modern day culture has become so consumer/manufacture based, that the 'need' for it just isn't there anymore.


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That's one of the problems though.

I suppose the corporations love us buying stuff we'll just dispose of, instead of fix and keep. That's why they are making things more flimsy these days.
 Quoting: Earth Daughter


i was just saying this about cast iron pots...less people have them b/c it teaches you to take care of something that will last longer than your life and of course we would rather have something coated in teflon poison instead....once more and i really hope someone watches this...consuming kids the commercialization of childhood [link to www.youtube.com] ....and also the story of stuff [link to www.youtube.com]
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Oh! I LOVE cast iron! I have a collection you'd be quite envious of - I even have cast iron cassarole pans and my oldest frying pan is from the 1800s. Take care of them and they become family heirlooms. :)
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I saw Tractor Supply had some cast iron cookware the other day but didn't have time to investigate to see if they were decent quality. I've been thinking about purchasing a few pieces (the only one I have is an ebelskiver pan). Mom used to use hers all the time.
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I love sewing and embroidery! But then again, I am in my 50s and grew up learning cooking and sewing from my grandmother. I REALLY wish I had learned tatting from her - a dying and almost lost art. And someday, I dream of spinning and weaving my own cloth.

My daughter however, who is in her early 20s, has had no desire to learn to cook or sew, no matter how much I try to encourage or teach her. I think we now live in a world of instant gratification. It's so much easier to just buy something new at a store or order your food at a restaurant. I blame the whole money/consumer system we live in.
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no offense or anything but why did you wait till she was in her 20's to teach her skills? i learned how to cook young...my 3y/o nephew helps cook (the older 2 help as well) as we think its silly to think they should have to have someone else fend for them when they get older b/c girls cook and boys dont. i was taught all those helpful skills sewing/cooking/knit/crochet/fish/grow/repair(instead of trash and get a new one)while i was young b/4 society's views set in.
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Ladies my age dont know how to sew or cook, boys my age dont know how to fix ANYTHING.



Conspiracy? Maybe...
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I'm an avid knitter! I learned when I was 10 years old. Didn't do it for years when kids were small because of no time and concentration but have started it again.

This year, it was "texting and/or reading mitts" as people want them fingerless so they can type on cell phones.

There are free patterns all over the internet with Ravelry.com and DROPS being two huge sources of all kinds of patterns.

Yes, it is highly meditative and knitting speed linked to heartbeat rate, etc.

I don't sew with machine so much, however. It's something about the many beautiful yarns that fascinates me and I will try hand-dying one of these days to create my very own.
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I like to sew household items and kid clothing, but my clothes - no way. By the time you buy the pattern, material, thread, zipper/buttons, you can usually purchase ready-made about as cheaply. Plus, you can try them on to make sure they look good before the purchase. If you buy a style which doesn't flatter you in something you make, you are stuck with it. Been there, done that.
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yeah i thought once im going to make this awesome peasant shirt and its going to be cheap cause im making it....nope turned out to be like $20 that fit weird...and it wasnt my sewing or my moms it was an awkward pattern.
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It seems like the majority of 'average' women I meet don't know how to see or knit, and have no desire to learn. Mostly they look at me like I'm weird, and ask where I get the time.
Is it that they think it makes them too 'domesticated'? Like it's soooo 1950s to make clothes by hand.

I don't have a sewing machine right now, so I'm not sewing anything. I do know how to see by hand though, which I think is a great and necessary skill. And I really enjoy knitting. I mostly make stuff for my kids, and I'm getting better at it all the time. I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to learn how to knit and sew, it's going to be so much fun to make things with her (I've offered to teach my boy, but he says it's for old ladies).

So what's up with women not caring about this kind of stuff anymore? Is it a huge conspiracy? Or am I just old fashioned?
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You are old fashioned, and that's a compliment! Women today are too busy trying to wear the pants...they want to act like men...
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