Up and coming historical seamstress. Avid reader. Writer. Crafter. Teacher.
I really enjoy working with my hands and reproducing historical clothing or other items that suit my fancy. I will try anything at least once. I’m stubborn enough to keep trying until I complete the goal and it looks the way I want it to. I’ve always wanted to sew historical clothing. Joining Lauzun’s Legion, a reenacting group of the American War for Independence part of the Northwest Territory Alliance (NWTA), forced me to sew my own clothes after I saw all the other men and women who accomplished the same feat. I found I truly love hand sewing!! While the machine is fast, there is some deep connection between past and present when I hand sew that just makes it a wonderful experience. I am now part of another group, a more progressive group – The Ox Bow Tavern. This is an 18th century and early 19th century traveling tavern that cooks period appropriate food and provides an authentic tavern experience for other living historians. Saturday nights we are open for drinks and make many a glass of syllabub or flips. Come join us! We’d love to have you.
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Not only do I sew, but I also teach high school English. This is my ninth year. No matter how many years I’ve been teaching, and I’m sure all teachers would agree, every minute, every day, every month and year is a new experience that just makes you smile, shake your head, or laugh out loud. High school kids are a riot and I love spending my days with them!
Feel free to contact me with questions about teaching or sewing. I learn something new every day and I’m always willing to share my knowledge just as so many others have done with me!