Sustainable Textile Design

Mindfulness through Stitching Studio

As an art educator living in the Midwest, I’m passionate about sustainability & urban gardening, committed to maintaining a public/volunteer garden space in the downtown area where I reside with my family, for all to enjoy.

In all workshops, I encourage sustainability as a way to build confidence and community, with a back-to-basics approach and consciousness about resource use/waste.

I’m passionate about helping to build a sustainable future; working on repairing what we own as a mindful technique, welcomes the perspective and traditions of our ancestors, transforming the environment and ourselves in the long run and connecting us to our past. Mending and “making do,” has been a social activity as much as it has been a needed one, from the practice of Sashiko in Japan to the resourcefulness of the quilters of Gee's Bend in Alabama.

Our traditions across cultures and generations can help us lead sustainable and fulfilling lives, while encouraging collaboration and community.


Big Stitch

Machine piecing/hand-stitching