|Headline:||I am Owner of So You... Sewing & Design Studio|
|Description:||I opened So You… Sewing and Design Studio in Rockland County, NY after a 23-year career in the Apparel Industry in the heart of NYC where I excelled in design and merchandising ladies wearing apparel. Having worked for several leading national retailers, I developed a keen eye for color and fashion trends. |
But my story begins well before my retail career. At the age of 7, I began to take an interest in sewing, knitting and crochet, and began by hand sewing doll clothes; my great aunt Helen who excelled at tatting, taught me to crochet. From this point on, I continually developed my skills and expanded my handcrafts to include knitting, quilting, needlepoint and embroidery.
I have always enjoyed color and texture and have found that this passion - along with using my creativity - has given me a sense of calm during difficult times, and a sense of being centered during good times.
I have come to honor creativity as a part of which I am, a part that needs to be nurtured and respected. I do not believe there is a right or wrong to creativity. So You… was begun on the premise that techniques can be taught, and once creativity has a direction to flow, you will become not only a better sewer or hand craftsman, but a better person.
At So You… we believe that creativity is a form of self-expression; right or wrong do not exist in the creative world, and creativity and leisure are an integral part of well being in our lives. At So You… we want our students to not only learn how to sew, knit, crochet or do what their creative instincts lead them, but we want them to have fun along the way!