I work at my own pace - prefer just a few close friends stitching together. Main machine is a Janome 12000, portable machine is a Janome Gem Platinum 760. Also own 3 Berninas, a Husqvarna serger and proudly own (and maintain myself) a sweet little 1953 Singer Featherweight (called Little Buddy). I am mainly self taught, have taken several couture sewing classes, pattern fitting, etc. And . . . I'm a fabriholic.