“Nobody checks their phone, it is off when they are here.
They are with friends and we often refer to each other
as a large family.”
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BRANCH says needlework is part of a
trend for DIY, and a lot of her sewers
are going back to their roots.
“My mother taught me how to sew,
my great-grandfather was a tailor,
and my grandmother taught me
how to knit,” she says. “So, a lot of us
have that in our backgrounds.”
Though a male needleworkers are
in the minority, Hegwer points out
that it was originally a man’s work to
knit fishing sweaters and socks for
themselves. She says men are wel-come
“Nobody checks their phone, it is
off when they are here. They are with
friends and we often refer to each
other as a large family. And if some-one
is sick, we get together and take
care of them,” Hegwer says.
Top: Caroline Hegwer, owner of The Noble Thread, advises Leslie Coe on
her current project. Top, right and above: Colorful options abound at Yarns
of Wilmington. Center, left: Cory Clements knits a hat at The Noble Thread.
Center, right: Knitting needles at The Noble Thread.