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My inspiration and love of design is a cherished gift passed from ancestral generations. My maternal great-grandmother, Catherine, designed and made not only most of her clothing but also the clothing of her three daughters, and old family photographs reflect her beautiful handiwork and keen sense of design and fashion of the era. She made things for her home including beautiful rugs she would make by freehand drawing a design on a piece of burlap with liquid bluing, which is a laundry product used to whiten whites, cutting strips of scrap fabric or rags, sometimes dyeing them to get just the right color, and pulling them through the burlap to complete her design. Elsie Eleanor, her oldest daughter and my grandmother, for whom my designs are named, carried on Grandma Catherine's gift of fashion and design, and patiently passed it on to my mother. My mother has always taught and encouraged me to work…

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  • Born on May 7
  • Joined November 28, 2008

About


My inspiration and love of design is a cherished gift passed from ancestral generations. My maternal great-grandmother, Catherine, designed and made not only most of her clothing but also the clothing of her three daughters, and old family photographs reflect her beautiful handiwork and keen sense of design and fashion of the era. She made things for her home including beautiful rugs she would make by freehand drawing a design on a piece of burlap with liquid bluing, which is a laundry product used to whiten whites, cutting strips of scrap fabric or rags, sometimes dyeing them to get just the right color, and pulling them through the burlap to complete her design. Elsie Eleanor, her oldest daughter and my grandmother, for whom my designs are named, carried on Grandma Catherine's gift of fashion and design, and patiently passed it on to my mother. My mother has always taught and encouraged me to work with my mind and hands to use the gifts. She has always instilled me with the desire to be satisfied only when I have done everything to make my work the best it can be. Our daughter is all ready designing pillows and is planning to pursue a career in interior design, so the legacy lives on.

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