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Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Amazing Kenneth King

During the American Sewing Expo, I had the opportunity to meet and work with Kenneth King. I had spied him on Friday and wanted to ask him to take a photo with me but decided against because he looked to be in a hurry and because I thought he might be stand-offish or even stuck on himself. Boy was I wrong! Kenneth one is the most humble, non-pretentious, awesome people I have ever met. He's like someone you've known and been friends with your entire life. He is a great instructor and story-teller. He likes his coffee with lots of cream and only one sugar. Not only is he a master of all things sewing, he is also a master of drywall and can mix any paint color you cold image. I even increased my vocabulary under his excellent tutelage! Beware...don't even mention camera or photo. He is always on the ready for a photo op posing like a runway model.


Can't you tell he's enjoying himself??



Kenneth was gifted the fabric for his jeans. He said the fabric retails for about $300 dollars a yard! He has 65 yards of it. What a great friend.

I talked with both Kenneth and Lorraine Henry about the problem I have with nothing fitting since my 25lb weight loss. Kenneth's suggestion is to have someone else do the alterations since he, like I, hates to do alterations. Lorraine's suggested only altering those garments made out of fabric I absolutely love. They both suggest making new wardrobe pieces. Sound advice from both.

9 comments:

  1. I'm with Kenneth. Ugh! Alterations! My favorite pieces just sit for need of a button...

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  2. You look great in the pictures! A 25 lbs weight loss is fantastic. Well done you! I agree that after all that hard work to lose the weight you don't deserve to be stuck altering old clothes. I think you deserve a bit of a spree, whether on RTW or gorgeous fabric.

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  3. Look at you meeting sewing celebrities and such. How fun. You can tell you've lost weight--you can see it in your face. You look great! Happy for all you're accomplishing (wink)!

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  4. Wow, lucky you to meet awesome people like Kenneth King. You look great btw!

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  5. I had the opportunity to take a workshop with Kenneth King during PR Weekend in Philadelphia and I totally agree! He is amazing. He was able to make everyone in the room feel like she had a brand new sewing friend.

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  6. What fun. And you look fabulous.

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  7. Wow, that sounds like you had a great time! And you look fantastic!

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