My sewing basket includes over 35 years of various sewing skills. Garment construction and alterations are my initial focus. College courses in tailoring and wool construction as well as courses in furniture restoration and a bit of upholstery provide a wide base of experience. My most recent adventure included my work with a formalwear fitting shop where my skills in bridal, women's' formal and career fashions, menswear/tux, and high end fashion were refined. Customizing patterns and designs through fabric choice and style allows me to construct a piece that represents the personal flare of that individual. Creating something out of the ordinary gives me opportunities to tap my inner artist!

I thrive on the fun of creating something unusual. Whether it is a hem, missing button or giving your clothes that great fit, I am ready to sew for you.

Lately the trend toward recycling and vintage restoration has piqued my interest, call me a "textile artist" if you will...I love the touch of every fabric, the color and the many expressions through embellishment! This lead me to open Shadetree Stitchery!

My vision is to have knitting, felting, crochet, basketry, beadwork, ribbon work, up-cycled/recycled garments, art quilting/surface designers, handmade papers and weaving, all under one roof, living and collaborating together redefining fiber arts!