Fabric Chat

We may not participate in party lines but at least there’s Twitter. There is always really helpful chatter on Twitter about sewing and garment making, not to mention all the helpful tweets about fabric. I can’t count how many times I’ve turned to Twitter to ask about fabric. So, amidst the regular fabric and sewing talk that goes on, let’s also do a weekly Fabric Chat!

I’m picturing a one hour open Twitter chat (using the hashtag #FabricChat so we can find each other) where people curious about different fabrics hone in on one specific fabric, talk about it, share projects we’ve made with that fabric and answer any questions that arise. We can get into details about what fabric to start with and take suggestions any time about what fabric people are curious about but before we get there, we need to decide on a time and a day.

Picking a day and time is harder than picking a fabric. We are a group of sewcialists from all over the world. This Fabric Chat is meant to be open and everyone’s invited, but time restrictions are going to exclude some. For that, I apologize. If only we didn’t need sleep. I can post the chat transcript on my blog to help bridge any time gaps and so people can still get notes from the chat.

So, take the poll. Answer one of the three options given or add your own suggestion. If evening works better for those of you in the United States, please add a day and time option.

All times are Eastern Daylight Time in the U.S.

I’m leaving this poll up for a week. Do you feel that’s long enough for us to get the word out that we’re doing this? If not, leave me a comment and we can extend it. I just don’t want it to go on for so long that we lose momentum.

While you wait, check out the Oliver + S blog for a post on how linen is made. They just started doing this feature called Fabric Friday. Might interest you.

And please spread the word to your Twitter pals.

18 thoughts on “Fabric Chat

  1. Brooke says:

    I’m so in! But of the poll options, which timezone are you referring to? Eastern or Central? (I’ll vote when I have a better idea of what you mean.)

    I’m good with weekday afternoons when I’m not working outside the home, but I think evenings would be better consistently (for me anyway).

    • Leila says:

      Awesome! I’m glad you like it. There is a way to archive the chat. I’ve seen it done in other chats I’ve participated in. I plan on having the chats posted on my blog the day after they happen (or so). You get the transcript from TweetChat and post it.

  2. geebeew says:

    Sounds fun! I’m not home at any of those times, so I voted for Saturday morning (when we often all seem to be on Twitter anyway), or anytime after 5pm on weekdays… but if I miss it, then I’ll enjoy reading the transcripts!

  3. chuleenan says:

    I like it. Being on the West Coast makes timing a bit tricky. Lunch time on a weekday may work so I voted for Fridays at 4. I’m nervous about sewing some silk chiffon so this will come in handy!

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