I studied fashion design at Ryerson University. I started sewing when I was little because my mom told me there was no such thing as being bored. So when I started to feel restless, I would tear apart clothes and make something new out of it. It took me a long time to figure out how it really worked, but I loved having the ability to pull something out of my mind and make it with my hands.
I run a sewing pattern company called Victory Patterns and I daydream about painting and crafts that there aren’t enough hours in the day for. I love exploring Toronto and finding out about it’s urban history and pretending I’m a tourist here when I have a day off. Recently I’ve started to learn how to mix cocktails, which is giving me tennis elbow!
I love seeing people get inspired about learning new skills that inspire and empower them at the workroom. I love seeing people coming back and making beautiful things and becoming part of the amazing community here. It feels good to be a part of that.