What's Working: Mobile Woman Teaching the "dying" art of Sewing

What's Working: Mobile Woman Teaching the "dying" art of Sewing

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Kathy Baldridge is teaching young people more than just how to sew on a button. She started her sewing business, Dancing Needles Designs, several years ago, after the death of her husband. She converted her dining room into two working classrooms and now teaches sewing lessons to dozens of students.

Baldridge says the art of sewing is dying, and she wants to keep it alive. She remembers sewing with her grandmother, and wants to pass along her knowledge to young people. She loves seeing the thrill her students get when they complete a handmade piece. She says, "As long as they take something home from that class, they are happy. They love that they made it. Every time I finish a class, I just think about the kids and the smiles. I don't know how else to explain it." Baldridge says she isn't "getting rich" off teaching lessons, but she feels more fulfilled than ever before.

Baldridge starts teaching kids as young as seven, as long as they can read. If you are interested in taking lessons contact Baldridge at www.dancingneedlesdesigns.com or look for "dancing Needles Designs" on Facebook.

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