Where did it begin, my obsession with fabric? The soft, smooth satin binding of my childhood blanket, or perhaps it was the feeling of our velveteen couch beneath my young toes. It is hard to say precisely, but my early memories of fabric are vivid in my recollection. Ultimately textiles have laid down a path for me, which I will continue to travel, teaching others on the journey.
I love a good long project, months of slow hand stitching, intricate appliqué and embroidery are like meditation for me. That said, I am a big fan of a last minute gift that I can complete in an afternoon or evening, something small that will bring big smiles to little faces. What could be better than that?
What I love most about threadfollower kits is that I can see the joy I felt as a child lighting up in the eyes of the people who discover them no matter what their age. Sharing that magic is what this is all about for me!
RISD: 1990 - 1993
RCL Studio (LA) - 1994
Architectural Drafting and model making
Dosa Inc. (LA) - 1995 - 1998
Design assistant, production management, housewares design
Martha Steward Living Omnimedia - 1998 - 2002
Photo styling, Product development (Martha-by-Mail), Craft production (across all magazines), Craft development and regular guest (MSL TV)
Book: Last Minute Fabric Gifts (2006)
Cultivating Life- PBS (RI) 2007 - 2010
Craft segment producer
threadfollower - 2011 - present