5/5/17 – Nancy’s Notions Sewing Weekend Expo is underway. The annual event is at the halfway point of its three day run that takes place in the city of Beaver Dam. President and founder Nancy Zieman says that sewing can be for anyone. She notes that sewing can be hip in some areas and more thirty and forty year olds are getting into sewing. She adds that it expands generations and growing in great ways that she did not expect to see thirty years ago. Zieman says plenty of sponsors from across the state that are vending at the expo will show off the latest and greatest changes in the world of sewing.
There are 18 unique booths and ten different speakers that sewing enthusiasts can check out at Nancy’s Notions Sewing Expo over the final two days of the event. We spoke with one vendor that has traveled all the way from Sarasota, Florida. Designs by Hope Yoder specializes in machine embroidery, sewing patterns and electronic digital cutters which Yoder says is becoming more popular. She notes the home market is starting to get interested in digital cutters which have been in the commercial market for years. She adds sewing can be a great pastime, addictive, and that there is nothing better than looking at something that you made with your own hands. Nick Coman is with Dragonfly Dyeworks located in Los Angeles, California. He started out as custom dyer working with clothing clients and quilters to dye fabric. Coman says now he takes hand-dyed fabric and clothing around the country to quilt shows and expos. Coman encourages those interested in taking on any form of artistry to just dive right in and get messy. He adds that it is therapeutic, really fun, makes you feel good about yourself and is a better than TV. Nancy’s Notions Sewing Expo runs today at 8am to 6:30pm. Tomorrow (Sat), the doors are open from 8am until 5pm.