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April 9, 2018
Various Pins stored in recycled mint tins.

2018 is turning out to be a big busy year!  We’re three months into the year, with only eight more to go. Every three months, I take a little extra time to go over my notes for few months. Now, at the start of the second quarter of the year, I’m pausing to conduct my […]

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Trick for Keeping Your Assiut Hip Sash in Place

March 28, 2018

A long time ago, in a town far far away, before the turn of the century, a little baby belly dancer named Dawn learned a costuming trick.  In order to keep a soft tie on style hip sash in place, use a belt! Now, back when I was just starting out as a performing belly […]

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Ancient Egyptian Comb Motifs in Assiut

March 22, 2018

One of the most enduring cultural myths about assiut cloth is that it originated in ancient Egypt. What is assiut?  It’s single-stitch embroidery technique that uses factory-made cotton tulle and plate metal. Assiut cloth developed during the industrial revolution. The earliest examples dating to the third quarter of the 19th century. However, the link with ancient Egypt […]

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Sewing Machine for My Mum

March 7, 2018

Last week I traveled to sunny San Diego to spend some quality time with my mum.  We had a big trip planned that included taking a hop-on-hop-off trolly, trips to the beach, a visit to Los Angeles, and much more!  However, I came down with a pretty miserable cold!  So as we lounged in front […]

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February 2018: Winter Catch Up, New Products & Bonus Cats

February 23, 2018

BOY! This winter has been a rough one!  Although I started the year healthy and raring to go,  I’ve been battling a string of colds and bronchitis.  When your health is poor, it’s exceedingly difficult to stay focused and be productive.  However, even though I was under the weather, here is a run-down of some […]

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