A Chat with Zen in the Art of Sewing
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
My strategy as an instructor is to incorporate mindfulness in the craft of sewing. I teach with the thought that your surroundings and your mindset are the key elements to the completion of a successful creative project. I begin class with a meditation as well as a tea ceremony to relax the mind.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
I provide a course outline as well as an e-book that introduces basic sewing terms, materials needed, stitch examples, and much more! This is your guide to sewing that will help assist you when you are puzzled on how to construct a garment when I am not present to help you.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I have been in love with the craft since I was seven years old. I feel that fewer people need to feel the desire to buy mass production, so I decided to begin to teach people how to make clothes themselves.
What do you love most about your job?
What I absolutely love about my job is that I create the opportunity for people to take a break from their hectic lives and busy work weeks for at least two hours a week and open up the doorway to letting themselves go and becoming an artist.