slow fashion at the beach

A Gathering of Stitches has found its true essence with the Slow Stitching retreats she has created for the past two years. “She” is Samantha Lindgren, the brains, heart and soul behind AGOS. this summer i am incredibly honored to be one of the three teachers at Slow Fashion 2017, on the beach in Saco, […]

local classes in Rosendale!

i’ve got good news for my local peeps: AT LAST i have a place to teach sewing classes much closer to home! in one of my favorite towns, Rosendale, NY, to be precise. this will be the first time i host my own classes (usually i teach at a shop or studio) so there may […]

February lookbook + leggings

hey! my Drafting Leggings Pattern and Sewing Leggings workshops are featured this month as part of Creativebug’s February Lookbook! if you haven’t tried it yet, making your own leggings is way more possible than you think, and allows you to make them any way you like (extra long? organic fabric? purple polka dots?) and quite […]

happy NEW year!

well, 2017 is already off and running and as usual i’m behind schedule. most of my teaching plans for the coming year are still under wraps, but my main local gig right now is Drop Forge & Tool in lovely Hudson (i’m SO excited to teach my first class in their awesome new space right […]

happy Makesgiving!

i would like to tell you that i’ve spent my day-after-Thanksgiving practicing my elegant friend Beverly’s tradition of Craft Friday. the reality is that i visited 4 used-car dealerships in search of a replacement for our dying Jeep. my plans for the rest of this long weekend though, are to stay home, eat leftovers and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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