To create is a gift, I am glad I found mine.
Early childhood experiences with women that loved cloth, shaped me as i learned to sew miniature outfits for my small fashion dolls and then, when individualizing oneself became important, sewing for myself.
In the theatre costume shop I learned patterning and elements of design, as well as, to engineer a piece of clothing to the body. But my fascination became the history embedded in old garments ( vintage clothing) I handled while working.
After apparel design and theatre costumes made me restless for something different, my millinery evolved.
I remain self taught with a hands on approach; first drawings to paper , to patterns, to layers of fabric to cut, to piece, to sew; that is handmade.