New York

Sewing, knitting and weaving are all part of my family history, a lot of it born of necessity. My mother, for whom English was a third language, taught herself to follow aran knit patterns when we lived in Ireland. She made most of our clothes. My father's mother trained as a dressmaker and my cousin inherited the ability to turn cloth into modern couture! There's inspiration! I left handcrafts behind for non-artistic work pursuits. A chance ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since June 2011

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Zippered Bags With a Twist: The One-Zip Way
Sew Sturdy: The Ultimate Travel Bag
Finishing Techniques for Savvy Sewers
Sew Little: Nursery Design
Custom Bedding: Designer Duvet Covers
Simple to Stunning: Disappearing Blocks With Pre-Cuts
Quilt Faster: Accurate, Streamlined Piecing
Sew to Flatter: Plan Your Best Wardrobe
Mix It Up! Mixed Media Step by Step
10 Marvelous Mixed Media Techniques
Stitch Savvy: Creative Machine Embellishments
The Artful T-Shirt
Wild Quilting: Creative Free-Motion Combinations
Quilting With Rulers on a Home Machine
Brioche Knitting: Exploring Color & Texture
Embroidery Software Essentials
Drawing Essentials: Inspired By Nature
Figure Sketching Made Simple
Divide & Conquer: Creative Quilting for Any Space
The Perfect Finish: How to Bind a Quilt
Sketching Essentials in Graphite
Essential Techniques for Sketching the Energy of Places
Sketching the City in Pen, Ink & Watercolor
Paint Better Portraits From Photographs
The Everyday Guide to Wines of Italy
Knitting on the Bias
Essential Short Row Techniques
Mastering Stitchwork: Increases & Decreases
Top Techniques to Know Before You Knit
Perfect Knits Every Time: Understanding Knitting Patterns
Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide
Drawing Essentials: Rendering Form
20 Essential Techniques for Better Bags
Yarn Substitution Made Easy
Colored Pencil Essentials
Drawing Dimension: Shading Techniques
Simple & Stunning Watercolor Techniques
Learn to Knit: Essential Skills for Beginning Knitters
Making Leather Bags
Next Steps With Your Walking Foot
Machine Quilting Borders & Backgrounds
40 Techniques Every Stamper Should Know
Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects
Essential Techniques for Sock Knitting
Fearless Knitting: Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter
A Practical Approach to Color for Knitters
Socks My Way: Stitch Pattern Savvy
Exploring Natural Machine-Quilting Motifs
The Baker's Guide to French Breads
Chinese Takeout Favorites
Travel Sketching in Mixed Media
Dynamic Detail in Pen, Ink & Watercolor
Pen & Ink Essentials
20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know
Hitting the Mark: Perfect Quilting Every Time
Sketching Landscapes in Pen, Ink & Watercolor
Pain-Free Foundation Piecing
Improve Your Quilts: 37 Troubleshooting Techniques
Free-Motion Quilting With Lines, Curves & Loops
Sewing on the Edge
Creative Serging
Smarter Strip Quilting
Stunning Circle Quilt
Help! How Do I Quilt It?
Mexican Comfort Food
Cooking With Cast Iron
The Machine Embroidery Inspired Quilt
The Ultimate Guide to Drawing Hands
Classic Pies Made Easy
Painting Realistic Watercolors
10 Essential Techniques for Better Drawing
The Art & Science of Perspective
Drawing Facial Expressions
Perfecting the Pie Crust
French Pastry Shop Classics
Classic Italian Pasta Sauces: Seafood & Vegetable
Simply Stunning Scarves
Secrets of Slow Cooking: Mastering the Braise
The Art of Stir-Frying
Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery
The Essential Guide to Finishing Handknits
Hand Appliqué Made Easy
Mixed Media Drawing
My First Socks
Mixed Media Essentials: Color, Design & Texture
Essential Techniques Every Knitter Should Know
Freeform Crochet
Artisan Cheese Making
Dimensional Machine Embroidery
Stabilizer Savvy
Fitting Essentials: Customize Your Dress Form
40 Ways to Cast On & Bind Off
Stitch It With Wool: Crewel Embroidery
The Essential Guide to Lightroom
Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everyday
Handmade Sourdough: From Starter to Baked Loaf
Adventures in Garter Stitch
Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers
20 Essential Cooking Techniques
Classic & Creative Brioche Pastries
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
Botanical Illustration
Machine Quilting Wholecloth Quilts
Finishing School: Better Borders
Fun With Mixed Media
Embroidering Texture & Dimension by Hand
Design Your Own Cowl
Sewing Knits That Fit
Fast-Track Fitting
Ultimate Free-Motion Quilting
Quick Quilted Gifts
20 Fresh Appliqué Techniques
Pickup Stick & Finger Control Techniques
Drawing Facial Features
Oil Painting: Sand, Sea & Sky
Rigid Heddle Weaving: Beyond the Basics
The Oil Painter's Handbook
Patternmaking Basics: The Skirt Sloper
Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper
Creative Longarm Quilting
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting
One-Skein Accessories: Chevron Collection
Machine Quilting: Small Changes, Big Variety
Garden of Quilted Possibilities
Figure Anatomy for the Artist
The Artful Copy: How to Paint Like a Master
Flemish Master Painting Techniques
Magical Blocks: Out of the Box
Vietnamese Classics: Pho, Noodles & Beyond
Sew Smarter: 30 Professional Techniques
Start Free-Motion Quilting
Mexican Street Food: Tacos & Salsas
Brioche Knitting Made Easy
Creative Cabled Necklines
Machine Quilting the Home Sweet Home Quilt
3 Blocks 30 Quilts
Sensational Square-agonals®
Underneath It All
Know Your Yarn: Choose the Perfect Yarn Every Time
Favorite Asian Dumplings from Scratch
Stranded Colorwork: Basics & Beyond
Watercolor Flower Bouquet
The Perfect Wrap Knit Dress
Decorative Seams
Traditional Portrait Drawing Techniques
Luminous Lone Star
Fun With Fusible Appliqué
The Art of Cloth Dyeing
Seaming Handknits
Lace Knitting: Basics and Beyond
Improve Your Knitting
Flying Fat Quarters
40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know
Adventures in Double-Knitting
New Directions in Lace
Elegant Embroidered Quilts
Drawing With Colored Pencils
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
Oh My Stars! Six Pieced Blocks
Playful Piecing Techniques
Snazzy Stitched Portraits
A New Look at Longarm Quilting
Improvisational Piecing, Modern Design
Inset & Appliqué Circles by Machine
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Precision Piecing
The Machine Embroidered T-Shirt
Shuttle Tatting
Playing with Curves
Mixed Media: Pen, Ink & Watercolor
Explorations in Brioche Knitting
Knit Lab: In the Round
Painting an Allegory: Concept to Canvas
Dot-to-Dot Quilting
One Pattern, Many Looks: Pants
The Classic Self-Portrait
Continuous Line Quilting
Simple Fresh Quilts
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Fashion Draping
Sew the Perfect Fit
Linear Landscape Quilts
Sewing With Knits
Machine Quilting Negative Space
The Machine Embroidered Quilt
Modern Buttercream
Inspired Modern Quilts: 7 Small Projects With Big Style
Thread Art
Artisan Bread Making
The Fair Isle Vest
Know Your Wool
Short Rows
Celtic Cables
Re-Piecing the Past
Magical Jelly Roll Quilts
Entrelac Knitting
Bead & Tapestry Cuffs
Jam & Marmalade
Tunisian Crochet
Stitch & Slash
Sewing Texture
Rigid Heddle Weaving
Scrap Quilting
The Couture Dress
Beyond Basic Machine Quilting
Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Stupendous Stitching
Quick-Strip Paper Piecing
Wee Ones
Art Quilting 101
Painted Pictorial Quilts
Pictorial Quilting Techniques
Machine Quilting
Mastering Lace Shawls
Fit Your Knits
Hats Four Ways
Paper Arts
Crafty Crochet Embellishments
Sewing Studio
Quilting Quickly II
Knit Lab
Quilting Quickly
Strip Your Stash
Quilt-As-You-Go Patchwork Bags
Classic Croissants at Home
Machine Quilting Beautiful Borders
Master Palettes: Exploring Color Mixing
Perspective in Landscape Drawing
A Modern Take on the Mother Sauces
The Ultimate T-Shirt
Free-Motion Machine Embroidery
Machine Embroidery, Hand-Stitched Looks
Knit to Flatter
Sew Better, Sew Faster
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Machine-Finished Hand Appliqué
Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
Art Quilt Backgrounds
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 2
Crazy Quilts
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear
Pieced Hexies
Sewing Fashion Knits
Pattern-Free Quiltmaking
Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
Pre-Cut Piecing Made Simple
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
Custom Yoke Sweater
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Perfect Pizza at Home
Hand-Stitched Collage Quilts
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Traditional Blocks Made Simple
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Design Your Own Handbag
Custom Cabled Pullovers
Lace Shawl Design
The Top-Down Icelandic Sweater
Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt
Sweetheart Shawls
Fab Felt Holiday Crafts
Diamond Quilt Designs
Hand Quilting
The Perfect Fit Seamless Crazy Lace Cardigan
Big Techniques from Small Scraps
Free-Motion Quilting With Feathers
Handknit Garment Design
Knit Original Cuff-Down Socks
Knit Original Toe-Up Socks
Sizing Knitwear Patterns
Knit Sock Workshop
Curvy Knits
How to Say It: Pattern Writing for Knitters
Mastering Cable Design
Custom Bedding: Decorative Shams & Bolsters
Portraits in Watercolor
Close-Up Flowers in Watercolor
Sketching People in Motion
The Ultimate T-Shirt Quilt
Clever Cuts for Efficient Quilting
The Seamless Artemisia Sweater
Beyond Basic Broomstick Lace
Amigurumi: Woodland Animals
Brilliant Knit Beads
Machine Quilting with Templates
Designing Modern Quilts
Mittens and Gloves Galore
Pant Fitting Techniques
Pant Construction Techniques
Fabric Patterning with Wax Resist
Design It, Quilt It
Color Play for Quilters
Floor Loom Weaving
Creative Quilt Backs
Sweater Surgery
Homemade Italian Pasta
Savory Tarts, Quiches & Galettes
Start Foundation Paper Piecing
The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
New Twists in Cables: Fingerless Mittens

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy workshops:

Retro Chic Apron
Roosevelt the Monster
Classic Cabled Cowl
Lemoyne Star Quilted Trivet
Quilting With Linen
Texture Tunic
Lacy Leaves
Nelson the Owl

29 Class Projects

Class: Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
with Jacquie Gering

Class: Embroidery Software Essentials
with Cynthia Hogan

Class: Embroidery Software Essentials
with Cynthia Hogan

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