Sewist, writer, editor, photo stylist, creative designer, with eclectic interests but usually involving fashion and housing, especially MCM–Mid-Century Modern.
Grew up on a farm in the Midwest and somehow found copies of Vogue Magazine and spent probably several months allowance on one copy; thus became a fashion follower, and by default, a sewer. Montgomery Ward obviously couldn’t supply the fashion I coveted, so sewing was the answer.
My Checkered Career Path
I have a BS in Home Economics Education and have taught in the public schools as well as at retail sewing stores. Have been a sample sewer, sample supervisor and editor with the Singer Sewing Reference Library where I learned writing style and how-to photography.
A couple of the 20+ books.
Stitches, Great Fiber Getaways
A Lot of Firsts
In the 1990’s, I organized tours and sewing classes with Stitches, Fiber Fashion Fun, the first fiber related travel business. This coincided with the first ASG national conference (am a charter member) which was a perfect first tour for sewists.
Stitches and ASG provided introductions to many of the popular fashion sewist personalities.
Below is one of the few Stitches Getaways Internet items I could find in Archive.org. This is from the last newsletter in 2000.
The FUN refers to my eclectic interests:
am also a MCM (mid-century modern) aficionado,
an American Crafts fan,
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