Leanne Strum

Suffolk, Virginia

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My mother was my inspiration. She taught me how to embroidery at the young age of six. She was so patient and kind and would also thread the needle for me and take out the stitches when I made a mistake. All of my clothes were handmade by my mom until she started working outside of the home. One summer, when I turned fourteen, I decided to start sewing. I took her machine and then deconstructed a dress, cut out a pattern and made a vest. My mom ... Read Full Bio »