Who am I?
I’m a data analyst from the Great Lakes and I’ve been making things for as long as I can remember.
My ever-so-crafty parents made sure that I got opportunities to at least try my hand at all manner of creative disciplines as I grew. (Thanks, you two!) The end result is that if a skill involves needles, hooks, blades, wire, string, beads, paper, or fire in any capacity, I’ve likely tried it if not actually mastered it. (And I’m not trying to brag, I swear. Just want you all to know what you’re in for.)
From everything I’ve tried, I singled out textile arts as my area of expertise so these days I mostly play with fabric and string; but I’m perfectly willing to step out and into other genres of making when the fancy strikes.
My academic background is in science, biology and ecology to be specific, so you can expect a lot of scientific goodness to appear in my posts. (I’m sure you’ve already seen some.) Rest assured that you’ll learn from it and, at the very least, pick up some practical science for everyday life.
In my history I’ve also worked as a Page (the mysterious entity that reshelves materials and maintains organization) and circulation clerk at my library, volunteer animal keeper with the Organization for Bat Conservation, and occasionally taught quilting at the local JoAnn’s Fabrics.
If you’ve got a question, something to point out, or would just like to chat about making things; feel free to fling me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org