the busy season












i suppose it’s good to be busy, but this time of year it just seems i can never keep up! i’ve already taught a whole bunch of classes, but there are still quite a few more coming up, so i thought i’d check in with an update:

NEXT weekend, October 29 + 30, i’ll be […]

new online workshop: Seam Finishing 101

and just like that, it’s Fall, the season that reminds me of getting back to basics, learning, and wardrobe augmentation! which, in my world, means sewing some new clothes. on that note, i am so happy to tell you that i’ve got a brand new workshop over on Creativebug today: it’s called Seam Finishing 101 […]

dreaming of Squam

such a busy summer this has been! my week in Portland, ME at A Gathering of Stitches was super fun and amazing, and i need to tell you ALL about it (also psssst: there are a few more Maine Stitching Retreats left in 2016 so you should check them out!). however, tomorrow i leave for […]

handmade wardrobe JUMPSTART!

has Me-Made May got you all worked up about starting, augmenting, or filling in the gaps in your own handmade wardrobe? well, i’ve got good news: summer is almost here, and i’ve got some adventures planned that you just might want to jump in on! in July, i’m honored and elated to be teaching a […]

yes, you can Make Your Own Dress!

Caitlin and Mariglynn are living proof! see how happy and proud they are to be wearing their own handmade clothes? you can have the same feeling after taking my 2-day Make Your Own Dress intensive next weekend (April 16 + 17) at Drop Forge & Tool in Hudson, NY.

this is my favorite type of workshop, […]

April workshops

every year i look forward to the quiet months of January-March as a time to recover from the busy season, regroup and catch up on projects that got pushed aside over the previous year. and every year it goes by too quickly, and not enough gets done, before things start to pick up again… but […]

Craftwork Somerville weekend is coming up!

photo by Emily Cassel for Scout Somerville

hello March! signs of Spring are abounding in the Hudson Valley, even though technically we’ve got a way to go, and my teaching schedule is waking up accordingly! this month i have a few local classes, and i’m off to the Boston area for two days at my […]

teaching, near and far



  (all photos in this post by Studio Scrivo)

i’ve updated my teaching page to reflect everything i’ve got scheduled (thus far) for 2016. there will likely be additions, especially on the local front, but for now that’s what i’ve got. hopefully i’m coming to a theatre near you!

February 11th, 2016 | Category: crochet, patternmaking, sewing, teaching, upstate | Leave a comment

saddling up for Lucky Star Art Camp!

in about a month, i’ll be heading down to the Texas Hill Country for what has become one of my favorite teaching gigs of every year: Lucky Star Art Camp. this will be the 3rd year for this event and it just keeps getting better! i wanted to let you know that it’s not too […]

Pattern Drafting with Knits, Part 2: make your own hoodie!

last week we launched Part 1 of my newest online workshop for Creativebug, Pattern Drafting with Knits, and i showed you how to use your Master Pattern to make a more fitted knit empire waist dress. today, Part 2 is live, and i’ll be teaching you how to draft your own custom-fit hoodie! i don’t […]

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