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My name is Joyce and these are my personal pages where I post tidbits about sewing and clothing design.

A Little About Me

I have been sewing since 1970 when my mother taught me how to use the sewing machine when I was 12 years old.  I made my first garment soon after and have been sewing ever since!

Costuming Was My Forte

Once I knew how to sew, costuming soon became my passion. The first costume I recall constructing was akin to Barbara Eden's outfit from "I Dream of Jeannie". Since then I could hardly stand the wait for Halloween and even started coming up with ideas for costumes in January. In my 20's I discovered belly dancing and my cabaret outfits were adorned with coins and beads. In my 30's I fell in love with The Society for Creative Anachronism. There, the opportunity for costuming is endless. In my 40's I learned about Islam and SCI-Fi conventions and found a whole new world of clothing design and costuming to explore.

Making My Own Fabric

I discovered the joys of weaving in 2009.  I found that making my own fabric is extremely satisfying and rewarding. I created 2 new web pages: Rigid Heddle Weaving and Joy of Weaving as an extention of this endeavor. I hope you have a chance to visit there too.