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2011-10-25 13:00:00

Gerber Technology released AccuMark® 8.5, its latest version of the leading pattern design, grading and marker making software to improve productivity, simplify workflows and generate more accurate material costs. Tolland, CT (PRWEB) October 25, 2011 Gerber Technology released AccuMark® 8.5, its latest version of the leading pattern design, grading and marker making software to improve productivity, simplify workflows and generate more accurate material costs. The latest release...

2011-09-13 07:00:00

American Sewing Expo opens Friday, Sept. 23 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Suburban Collection Showplace (formerly Rock Financial Showplace) in Novi, Mich. with fashion sewing, quilting, needle arts, home decorating and crafting classes, shopping, fashion style shows and competitions. For more information, visit http://www.AmericanSewingExpo.com or call (248) 889-3111. NOVI, Mich. (PRWEB) September 13, 2011 The 18th annual American Sewing Expo opens Friday, Sept. 23 and runs...

2011-05-16 14:09:00

ROCK HILL, S.C., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Springs Creative Products Group, LLC (SCPG) has partnered with Walmart.com to sell Creative Cuts® Fabric and Craft Kits online at www.Walmart.com. Perfect for smaller sewing and crafting projects, Creative Cuts® are pre-measured one to two-yard pieces of fabric offered in more than 175 solids, patterns, fleece, flannel, poly/cotton and cotton designs. Creative Cuts® sewing and craft kits...

2011-03-22 04:00:00

NEW YORK, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alvanon, Inc., the world's leading apparel fit expert, today announced it has launched a global academic program to help apparel design students establish a comprehensive knowledge and appreciation of customized fit processes, strategies and standards, enabling them to design better fitting clothes. The Alvanon Academic Program 2011 will give students direct access to the apparel industry's most advanced sizing, fit and communications tools - at...

2011-02-18 11:01:11

When people on airplanes ask Alan Newell what he works on, he tells them "flower arrangements." He could also say "fingerprints" or "sand ripples" or "how plants grow." "Most patterns you see, including the ones on sand dunes or fish or tigers or leopards or in the laboratory "“ even the defects in the patterns "“ have many universal features," said Newell, a Regents' Professor of Mathematics at the University of Arizona. "All these different systems exhibit strikingly similar...

2010-09-23 12:00:00

WESTLAKE, Ohio, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- After 15 years of steady innovation and growth, Original Sewing & Quilt Expo has become known as the place to go for everything related to sewing, quilting, machine and hand embroidery, fiber and needle arts. The Expo, a public event attended by thousands of treasure and inspiration-seekers, returns to Kansas City, Missouri (Oct. 21-23) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (Nov 11-13) this autumn, with more for enthusiasts than ever before. Yes indeed...

2010-06-09 08:00:00

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) and the National Sewing Council (NSC) are pleased to announce a sewing competition, the "Fashion Fever Challenge", during the CHA Craft SuperShow consumer event in Rosemont, Illinois held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center from July 30 - 31, 2010. The Fashion Fever Challenge is a contest in which selected finalists are given the opportunity to create their own fashionable garments and compete for...

2010-04-19 08:22:37

Conventional die castings can be made stronger using new, more environmentally friendly technologies developed by CSIRO. The two new technologies "“ a dynamic gating system and the "ËœATM runner system' "“ produce high-integrity castings with fine-grained microstructure and low porosity by improving the feed of molten metal into the casting. Both systems are suitable for use with aluminum and magnesium alloys. "This is accomplished by influencing the flow behavior of the...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'