SiValEngr

Sunnyvale, CA USA

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I've been a software engineer for 40 years, with an MSEE. I have worked in robotics, and on lots of semiconductor capital equipment, automatic inspection systems using image process and 3D computer graphics. I'm a vegan and just celebrated my 32nd anniversary with my wonderful husband Brian, who is also an engineer, a jazz enthusiast, and a person who has made life a total joy ride! I've been sewing nearly all of my own clothes for 40 ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since March 2012


I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Fast-Track Fitting
Drawing Facial Expressions
The Essentials for Understanding Light
Basics of Digital Photography
Tricks of the Trade: Photographing Liquids
Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit
Create Any Size: Pattern Grading for Sewers
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Machine Quilting: Small Changes, Big Variety
Paper-Pieced Stars
Color Play for Quilters
Re-Piecing the Past
The Classic Double Wedding Ring
Luminous Lone Star
Beautiful Wirework Jewelry
10 Essential Techniques for Better Drawing
Big Bowls
Love Your Vegetables
Travel Photography
Radiant Portraits in Colored Pencil
The Wilton Method®: Buttercream Skills
Handmade Sourdough
Homemade Salty Snacks
Fun With Mixed Media
Inside Vogue Patterns: Coatmaking Techniques V9040
Continuous Line Quilting
Epoxy Clay Artistry
Metalsmithing at Home
Drawing With Colored Pencils
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Sheers
Creative Closures: 8 Unique Techniques
A New Look at Longarm Quilting
Beading with Wire, Chain & Leather
Finishing School: Better Borders
Quilted Kaleidoscopes
Fun Techniques With Fabric Paints
Precision Piecing
Modern Jacket Techniques
Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
Drawing Facial Features
One Pattern, Many Looks: Blouses
Patternmaking + Design: Collars & Closures
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Necklines
Create Stunning Birthday Cards
Spectacular Stamping
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Painting Flowers in Acrylic
Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide
Transform Your Garden Design
Creative Ways With Whole Grains
Complete Knife Skills
Flawless Finishing
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Sleeves
Classic Tailoring: The Blazer
Fast-Track Fitting: In the Details
Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper
Patternmaking Basics: The Skirt Sloper
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Darts & Seam Lines
Jacket Fitting Techniques
40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know
Sew Better, Sew Faster
The Costume Box
The Iconic Tweed Jacket
Classic Italian Pasta Sauces: Seafood & Vegetable
Design Your Own Handbag
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Underneath It All
How to Make Gnocchi Like a Pro
Designing Details: Pockets
Make Your Own Wirework Findings
The Art of Airbrushing
Perfecting the Pie Crust
Homemade Italian Pasta
Basic Fondant Techniques
The Hand-Painted Cake
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
Drab To Fab Furniture Upcycling
One Pattern, Many Looks: Pants
Custom Fitting: Back, Neck, and Shoulders
Big Techniques from Small Scraps
Shoot It!
Decorative Seams
Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric
Sewing on the Edge
A Modern Take on the Mother Sauces
Fashion Draping: Bias Design
Sewing on the Bias
The Ultimate T-Shirt
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 2
The Carefree Fly-Front Coat
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
Machine Quilting
Fashion Draping
Sewing Fashion Knits
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Jam & Marmalade
Artisan Cheese Making
Free-Motion Quilting with Feathers
Perfect Pizza at Home
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Classic Croissants at Home
Sew the Perfect Fit
Quilting Quickly II
Sewing With Silks
Beyond Basic Machine Quilting
Magical Jelly Roll Quilts
Paper Arts
Modern Buttercream
Inspired Modern Quilts: 7 Small Projects With Big Style
Creative Quilt Backs
Scrap Quilting
Pant Fitting Techniques
Machine Quilting Negative Space
The Art of Cloth Dyeing
Artisan Bread Making
Sassy Librarian Blouse
Stitch & Slash
Decadent Chocolate Cakes
Jean-ius!
The Couture Dress
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Stupendous Stitching
Quick-Strip Paper Piecing
Quilting Quickly
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Know Your Wool
Designing Modern Quilts
Wire-Wrapped Stones, Crystals & Clusters
Micro Torch Basics
The Classic Tailored Shirt
Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design
Pant Construction Techniques

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy workshops:

Sashiko Zen Pillow

8 Class Projects

Class: Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric
with Natalie Chanin

Class: Perfecting the Pie Crust
with Evan Kleiman

Class: Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric
with Natalie Chanin

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