Seamwork Radio: The Proud Sewist with Matthew Holloway

On the third episode of Seamwork Radio, we hear from a guy who sews.
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Growing up in Oklahoma, Matthew always had the sense that he wasn’t “normal.” As he grew up, he began to ask questions. What’s wrong with being interested in “feminine” things? And what does it say about how we view women?

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Susan oldbuttonsnewthreads.wordpress.com

Great episode! Thank you for sharing your story, Matthew!

Susan madtownmamaknits.blogspot.com

What a fantastic episode! Matthew sounds like such a warm, wonderful person. I think he really hit the nail on the head with some of the reasons more men don’t sew. Gender stereotyping is bad for everyone, not just girls and women! I have a son (age 9) and a daughter (age 7) and I’m teaching them both to sew, as far as their interest takes them.
It’s interesting that there is a national push to improve K-12 education in STEM subjects at the same time that the maker movement and creative entrepreneurship is exploding. I wish we could re-introduce domestic subjects in K-12 education, along with all the emphasis on STEM, as essential life skills, not silly hobbies for girls.
Thanks so much for this lovely, thought-provoking interview.

Nethwen

I can relate to Matthew’s comments on going into an extended size store and the selection is abysmal. In my case, it’s petite sizes, but I felt like what he said was what I could say.

This entire series has been a joy to listen to. It’s great that the focus is on the person’s journey in life seen through the lense of sewing compared to sewing with a side of life.

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