Wanting to follow in my mother's footsteps, my desire to be part of the maker community has always been in my heart. In 2012, I participated in my first vendor event, and I've been busy looking for my place in the community ever since.
When I saw my first punch needle piece, I just knew it was something I had to try. Self taught, I spent my first year experimenting with tools and materials of all kinds to discover how to create a high-quality product for my customers that also allowed me to have creative flexibility.
What started as a hobby has turned into a love for the craft, and now into Paisley District. Being part of the maker community feels very special, and I'm grateful to be among such talented people. Thank you for the support and encouragement you give just by being here.