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A Little Bit About Me

As a young child, my grandmother was the one who taught me how to sew. She sat me in front of her machine with a pattern we had picked out together, and she patiently showed me how to follow each step to achieve our desired goal. I quickly realized that I loved sewing - both with her, and later on my own - and I was always wanting to do more. However, it wasn't until high school that I felt brave enough to venture out into creating my own patterns and face the true problem solving that goes hand in hand with alterations and repairs. From there, I ran with it, realizing that I thrived on that problem-solving aspect of the craft, and I was always looking for new ways to practice it. 

Moving into college I began exploring how exactly I would be able to apply this passion I had found in my professional career. It was then that I discovered the career path of textile restoration. I began working for a vintage clothing store, helping them with the preparation of items that arrived in need of washing and mending before they could be sold. I also began volunteering at Oregon State University's textile archives, where I was met with some exceedingly challenging pieces. Both locations provided me with lots of practice, on-the-job training, and mentorship from the wonderful women who worked there before me. 

And so, through the encouragement of these women and many others in my life, I have decided to begin a venture of my own - contract restoration and preservation of those antique textiles in need of a little extra love - wherever they may be. If you are a proud owner of one of these textiles - perhaps a vintage purchase, or maybe even a family heirloom, please do not hesitate to contact me, and together we can discuss how best to restore or preserve it to fit your needs. 

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