I can remember making my first embroidery at the age of 5. It was on burlap and very big and not that pretty. But I was happy to make it. When I was ten years old my mom taught me to use the sewing machine by having me sew along lines she had drawn on paper.
Then I started sewing clothes for my stuffed animals and Halloween costumes for myself. Needless to say, I really enjoyed Home Economics at school, when we had sewing.
Later on when I was going to college I worked in a fabric store and in the costume department. And so it continued bit by bit.
Now I enjoy making machine embroidery, free-motion embroidery and quilting projects.
And, in case you didn’t know, I am American. But I’ve been living in Germany for a very long time now. Nevertheless I still have an accent and I still sew in English.
I opened the Hands Gallery in March of 2011. It is an artists’ coop in Haidhausen, Munich. This is where you can usually find me – sewing, quilting, embroidering and organizing the store.
Since then I’ve been busy with the store and learning as much as I can about sewing, marketing, and more! Here you can see some of the courses I’ve tried out: