Matt's a big fan of Reddit
(an online 'bullitin board'/ the front page of the internet) and usually checks out what's new every morning. He saves all the best posts and videos for me to see. While they predominantly feature cute animals (he knows how to make me smile!), the GIF he shared with me today was less cuddly and a bit more informative:
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How glass head pins are made
In our shop: Merchant & Mills Glass Head Pins
That GIF sent me down a rabbit hole of "How It's Made" style videos. I searched for videos relevant to the tools and supplies that we carry in the Thread Theory shop. I hope you find these as interesting as I did!
How needles & pins are made
In our shop: Merchant & Mills Easy Thread Sewing Needles
How Sheffield scissors are made
In our shop: Merchant & Mills Tailor's Shears
How custom shoulder pads are made
In our shop: Tailor's Wool Shoulder Pads
How fabric is made
In our shop: Canadian-made knit fabrics
How our sewing pattern envelopes and instruction booklets are made
In our shop: All of our patterns envelopes and instructions
are printed by Hemlock, a carbon neutral printer in Burnaby, British Columbia.
How our tote bags are made
In our shop: The Tote Bag for Makers
The Prescott Group (in Halifax, Nova Scotia) runs the Atlantic Bag Company. One of the skilled sewing machine operators who sews our bags talks about her work about halfway through this video: