@pelagikat The more I learn about *real* sewing (more than putting a button back on or bodge repairs) the more I am of the opinion that men have been robbed of learning vital, complex, 3D flexible construction techniques.
We should have learned this in industrial tech in highschool and we didn't and I am so mad.
@daedalus @pelagikat At my school we did get sewing as part of design & tech! And the way it was taught—almost explicitly as a punishment, as if to say, 'children, study maths and physics, or else you'll end up in a job using one of these'—has stuck with me since then as a symbol of the snobbery of our education system
@tqft @liamvhogan @daedalus @pelagikat my high school went co-ed when I was 14. They did not cope well with boys who wanted to do textiles and girls who wanted to do metalwork. I did tech drawing - 3 girls and 30 boys, and a teacher who didn't know how to control the class. We girls sat in the back row as literally the only way to keep our bras fastened (grotty teen boys with T-squares).
@daedalus I've developed a mad Internet crush on Bernadette Banner in recent months. She does historical-ish reproductions, heavily emphasizing styles, fabrics, and techniques. Also amazing camera, scriptwriting, editing, and presenting skills.
And ALL the enthusiasms.
In my headcanon, she's married to Bruce.
@daedalus @pelagikat fun fact, sewing and cooking was part of the curriculum of elementary and middle school in Soviet Union. Although that was for girls, technically boys could choose to do that too, but nobody did because it was uncool :-) Boys did soldering, hammering, sawing and various machining.
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