Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia. Thank you for listening in.
Frances and I are in the sewing room, with the material stacked on one side of the room and on the other, the finished costumes for an upcoming dance performance. It’s exciting to see the progress, week to week on the colourful tutus and jazz outfits. Sitting in this vivid assortment of cloth and glitter is a reminder of Frances and my many sewing projects of past years.
Sewing has an ancient history and has been around since the Paleolithic age aka, the “Old Stone Age.” After all, those caves were rather cold in the wintertime, even with the discovery of fire. And well, necessity has always been a motivation for progress. Archaeologists have been busy in their digs finding bone, antler or ivory needles and thread of sinew, catgut and veins. These were the beginnings of today’s enormous fashion industries.
Thousands of years passed before the sewing machine came into being in the 19th century. Now with our computerization, we are in the era of mass production. But there are those who choose a more artistic way in which to design and sew garments.
So put the kettle on and join in the discussion. Frances and I look forward to your insights on TeaToastTrivia.com.
I am your host Rebecca Budd and I’m looking forward to sharing this moment with you.
Thank you for joining Frances and me on Tea Toast and Trivia. Sewing, fashion and clothing are huge subjects that continue to be featured in the mainstream news, magazines and other social media venues. It is also a main topic when we are planning a wedding, vacation, party, or first job interview. Every morning, we chose our fashion statement, which is a nod to the vibrant history of sewing.
One last thought – no, two last thoughts come from Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli, worthy opponents in the fashion world of the 1920’s and 1930’s.
Elsa Schiaparelli declared that, “In difficult times fashion is always outrageous.”
Coco Chanel adds that, “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
Until next time, dear friends, safe travels wherever your adventures take you.
Music by Francis Wells “New York City (Instrumental Version)” Epidemic Sound