local love

you guys! my travels for the year are done (Texas was super FUN and i will tell you all about it soon!) and it feels good to know i’m sticking close to home for the remainder of 2015. this weekend i’ll be in Kingston selling at the 3rd Hudson Valley Hullabaloo, a lovely artisan market […]


can you believe it’s SEPTEMBER? i for one cannot, but that doesn’t mean i’m not happy about it. to me, there’s no month more promising than September. it just feels like a new beginning. i may be inspired to make new clothes all year ’round, but this is the time of year when a new […]

print + sew with maya and me!

i am so pleased to announce that at the end of this month, i’m heading to Ithaca, NY, to teach with my dear pal maya at the wonderful new artspace called Craftstitute. this delights me in a number of ways, not the least of which is that i’ve always wanted to teach with maya, and […]

crochet for knitters!

crochet for knitters

hello! i am so happy to announce that i have a fun new workshop debuting today over on Creativebug. it’s called Crochet Techniques for Knitters, and it’s packed with simple and useful ways that a crochet hook can become a valued addition to your knitting toolkit (if it isn’t already)!

knitters tell me […]

Drop Forge & Tool



the Hudson Valley area of New York, where i live,  is filled with makers, growers, and all sorts of creators. it can take a bit of hunting though to find them, as their studios, homes, shops and farms are spread out over this vast, largely rural area and tucked away on dirt roads or in […]

here + there

i had a super fun time in San Francisco,  filming 3 new Creativebug workshops that i can’t wait to unveil! for now they’re under wraps, but if you’re eager to move forward in the realm of designing and drafting your own custom sewing patterns, i suggest you brush up on my previous workalong class, Pattern […]

teaching in 2015

i’ve just updated my teaching page with what i’ve got planned thus far for teaching in 2015. i’m always updating this page so check back in as the year progresses to see where i’ll be. last year was a new record for me; i traveled to California, Colorado, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Maine and Texas to […]

get out your sketchbook!

you guys! i could not be more excited about the newest work-along happening NOW* on Creativebug: Sketchbook Explorations with Lisa Congdon. i’m sure you know who Lisa is; she’s such a prolific + inspiring illustrator and teacher. i love her bright, clear, colorful and bold graphic style, and especially at this time of year we […]

in love with: Sew Woodstock

ever since moving upstate, i’ve dreamed of having a local sewing shop where i could teach, shop, hang out with like-minded stitchers, and basically call my 2nd home. if i could conjure up this dream place, it’d look exactly like the picture you see above. lucky for me, it’s not a dream but a reality: […]

Fall teaching schedule

i’ve got a few new classes on the Fall schedule so i thought i should let you know!

in just a few weeks i’m coming to BOSTON! i’ll be teaching two all-day workshops at Stitch House in Dorchester. this’ll be my first time teaching in the Boston area so i’m super excited to meet some […]

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