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Read my BLOG http://rockpaperstitch.blogspot.com/

If you are interested in learning to weave head over to my other shop www.sewnina.etsy.com


MY STORY
My mother taught me to sew in 5th grade. She rarely let me use the sewing machine so I made a lot of things by hand. She attempted to teach me how to read a pattern, but I found them to be too complicated and had more fun making up my designs as I went.

I gave up sewing until my senior year in high school. I had an amazing teacher who patiently worked with each of us. Since I understood the basics, I learned quite quickly. I loved…

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  • Born on May 14
  • Joined May 26, 2010

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RockPaperStitch
Clothing & Home Decor for Girls, Boys and...

About

To stay updated with what I'm working on you can:
'Like" me on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/RockPaperStitch
Follow me on TWITTER @RockPStitch.
Read my BLOG http://rockpaperstitch.blogspot.com/

If you are interested in learning to weave head over to my other shop www.sewnina.etsy.com


MY STORY
My mother taught me to sew in 5th grade. She rarely let me use the sewing machine so I made a lot of things by hand. She attempted to teach me how to read a pattern, but I found them to be too complicated and had more fun making up my designs as I went.

I gave up sewing until my senior year in high school. I had an amazing teacher who patiently worked with each of us. Since I understood the basics, I learned quite quickly. I loved making all kinds of crazy pants, made my costume for our musical and sewed my graduation dress. I enjoyed sewing so much I wanted to learn more, so I applied for a job at a local tailoring shop. I have never in my life gotten up at 7am so excited to start my day. I wanted to learn everything I possibly could.

Soon I was away at college in Albuquerque, NM and had to give up a job I enjoyed. To my delight I discovered my new school had a work study position sewing costumes for the Theater & Dance Department. I made silk fairy costumes for A Midsummer Night's Dream, duck costumes for Quack and Flamenco costumes. I also met my husband at this school.

Out of state tuition was getting expensive so I moved back to WI to finish my degree. I enrolled in the Fiber Arts program in Milwaukee and learned all about dyeing fabric, screen printing and weaving. I looked into getting a job sewing costumes again, but this school had all of its costume design majors sew all of the costumes, so no jobs were available. Thankfully, they let me come in and learn pattern making. I still continue to practice my skills as I work towards my big dream of starting a children's clothing line.

For now I enjoy filling my shop with smaller, simpler projects that range from using leftover materials and fun patterned cottons into accessories and home decor. I enjoy playing around with color and creating pieces that are a play of those colors.

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