In my last post, some of the comments illustrate the realities of men who sew and cook. I guess this shows that we still live by preconceived notions of gender roles and sterotypes. And as a male, I can now begin to understand what females have had to contend with down through the years. I don't mean to make light of this, but when it happens to me, I cannot help but laugh.
I do quilt, and the females in my family do sew (well all but one). Therefore, I not only, know how to do lots of things in the needlecraft world, but I also am exposed to lots of things in this area. It is just so much fun to drop some of the sewing and needlecraft words when at the fabric store; and catch the reaction of the clerks. Words such as DUPIONI and BATISTE, cause all kinds of interesting reactions to a male uttering such words. My favorite is ENTREDEUX. But my wife explains to me that the funny looks I get are probably because the clerk has no idea what I am talking about.
There is one word from the area of heirloom sewing, that I am really hesitant to drop in the fabric shop. No! I take that back; I will not utter. That word is FAGGOTING.
For those who are not familar with heirloom or fancy sewing...........
CHECK the comments for what DUPIONI, BATISTE, ENTREDEUX, and FAGGOTING is.