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:   Tip: If you are viewing this blog post in your email program you will likely need to click through to our blog in order to see the videos!  

How glass head pins are made

In our shop: Merchant & Mills Glass Head Pins https://i.imgur.com/3xGekYu.gifv 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZJPpuL2sqQ&feature=youtu.be  

How Sheffield scissors are made

In our shop: Merchant & Mills Tailor's Shears https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWRw_6StpQQ  

How custom shoulder pads are made

In our shop: Tailor's Wool Shoulder Pads https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_hbD35TE9A  

How fabric is made

In our shop: Canadian-made knit fabrics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYWlevX7Kw0

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. https://vimeo.com/106599704

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: https://youtu.be/Nkm-LMTpI5E

Comments

Bethanie

Bethanie said:

Those were really fun to watch! Thank you!

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Melina

Melina said:

Ahh, so cool! I’m interested in weaving, and that fabric video is absolutely fascinating!

Wouter.vdub

Wouter.vdub said:

Thank you for helping me waste some of my time ;-)

eimear

eimear said:

the glass pin is mesmerizing. its always lovely to see how things are made, especially when made with care

Lisa Poblenz (patternandbranch)

Lisa Poblenz (patternandbranch) said:

That was so interesting! I’m smarter now! ;)

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