I started by making doll clothes and doll furniture as a child. Then at age 10, I took a summer school class and learned to sew clothes for myself. I made a blue dress with pink dogs on it and never looked back. I remember teaching my home ec teacher in junior high a better way to put in a zipper. My dad actually was the one that taught me how to alter men's clothing when I was a teenager. My first job was in an alterations shop. I studied ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since November 2011

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Magic Loop Knitting: Knit Faster in the Round
Improve Your Knitting: Designer Tips & Tricks
Quick Quilt-As-You-Go
Professional Yarn Dyeing at Home
Better, Faster Log Cabins
Finishing School: Better Borders
You Can Quilt It! Strategies for Custom Quilting
Continuous Line Quilting
Word Play: Personalize Your Quilts
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
Improve Your Quilts: 37 Troubleshooting Techniques
Fun Techniques With Fabric Paints
10 Marvelous Mixed Media Techniques
Knit Faster With Combination Knitting
Wild Quilting: Creative Free-Motion Combinations
Patternmaking for Knits: Essential Slopers
Quick & Delicious: Make the Most of Your Food Processor
How Color Affects You: What Science Reveals
Knit-Along 2016: Socks
2016 Craftsy Block of the Month
Foundations of Double Knitting
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Fitting Solo: From Measurements to Muslin
Machine Quilting Borders & Backgrounds
A Practical Approach to Color for Knitters
Foundations of Spinning
My First Mittens & Gloves
Adventures in Double-Knitting
Serger Solutions: Troubleshooting Techniques
Simple Soups From Scratch
Authentic Thai Cooking: The Classics
Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit
Sew Better, Sew Faster
Slip-Stitch Colorwork: Mosaic & Beyond
Colorwork Made Easy
Picking Up Stitches: Necklines, Hems & More
Essential Techniques for Sock Knitting
The Essential Guide to Finishing Handknits
Stranded Colorwork: Basics & Beyond
The Shetland Hap Shawl
Simply Stunning Colorwork
Pick the Perfect Stitch Pattern: Knit & Purl Know-How
Yarn Substitution Made Easy
Wear What You Knit: Perfect Sweater Fit & Style
Sweater Modifications for a Custom Fit
Divide & Conquer: Creative Quilting for Any Space
Know Your Yarn: Choose the Perfect Yarn Every Time
Essential Skills for Sweater Knitting
Fearless Knitting: Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter
Essential Short Row Techniques
Mastering Stitchwork: Increases & Decreases
Socks My Way: Heel & Toe Variations
Perfect Knits Every Time: Understanding Knitting Patterns
Getting Gauge: Perfect Knit Fabric Every Time
Knit Faster With Portuguese Knitting
2015 Summer Block of the Month
Fearless Free-Motion Quilting
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Free-Motion Quilting Essentials
Free-Motion Quilting With Lines, Curves & Loops
Transform Your Garden Design
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
Knit Original Toe-Up Socks
Hats Four Ways
Essential Techniques Every Knitter Should Know
40 Ways to Cast On & Bind Off
Sew Smarter: 30 Professional Techniques
Sew Better, Sew Faster: Advanced Industry Techniques
Paper-Pieced Stars
The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting
Fast-Track Fitting: In the Details
Flawless Finishing
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting
Cabinetry Tips & Techniques
Complete Knife Skills
Mexican Street Food: Tacos & Salsas
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
The Ultimate T-Shirt
Start Machine Quilting
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Oh My Stars! Six Pieced Blocks
Improve Your Knitting
40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know
Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Chairs
Explorations In Cables
Lace Knitting: Basics and Beyond
My First Socks
Creative Cabled Necklines
Amazing Crochet Textures
Save Our Stitches: Fixing Knitting Mistakes
Fit Your Knits
Shuttle Tatting
Short Rows
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Knit to Flatter
Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
Amigurumi: Woodland Animals
Art Quilting 101
Color Play for Quilters
Knit Lab: In the Round
Strip Your Stash
Ins & Outs of Grafting
A New Look at Longarm Quilting
Playful Piecing Techniques
Stupendous Stitching
My First Sweater
Stitch & Slash
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
How to Teach It
Brilliant Knit Beads
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Perfect Pizza at Home
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 2
Fabric Patterning with Wax Resist
Snazzy Stitched Portraits
Design It, Quilt It
Micro Torch Basics
Creative Quilt Backs
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Machine Quilting
Quilting Quickly
Kiln-Fired Silver Metal Clay
Metalsmithing at Home
Make Your Own Wirework Findings
Precision Piecing
Knit Lab
Crochet: Beyond Rectangles
Crafty Crochet Embellishments
Curvy Crochet
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Dot-to-Dot Quilting
The Couture Dress
Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Know Your Wool
Traditional Blocks Made Simple
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
Sew the Perfect Fit
Pant Fitting Techniques
The Art of Cloth Dyeing
Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
Jewelry Workshop
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Bead & Tapestry Cuffs
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Big Techniques from Small Scraps
Beyond Basic Machine Quilting
Getting Started With the Flex Shaft
Machine Quilting with Templates
Cooking Mistakes
Fitting Essentials: Customize Your Dress Form
Machine Quilting Beautiful Borders
Machine Quilting: Small Changes, Big Variety
Beautiful Wirework Jewelry
Help! How Do I Quilt It?
Scrap Quilting
Creative Ways With Whole Grains
Knit Faster With Continental Knitting
Knit Original Cuff-Down Socks
The Fair Isle Vest

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy workshops:

4 Class Projects

Class: Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
with Amy Gibson

Class: Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
with Amy Gibson

Class: Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
with Amy Gibson

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