What I Do: I check all our content—print, video, and digital—for accuracy and feasibility. If I’ve done my job well, our instructions will deliver the desired result. This involves lots of three-dimensional/inside-out/upside-down thinking, testing methods, adding fractions, checking and rechecking the sequence of each process, obsessing over word choice, and generally trying to make sure no step has been omitted. I also write articles, blog posts, and video scripts. To help keep Threads relevant, I seek out new sewing topics to cover and new contributors, always looking for fresh voices and intriguing ways to accomplish crucial tasks in garment sewing.
Interesting Fact About Me: I started my career as an art historian and have worked as an editor at the Clark Art Institute, the Metropolitan Museum, and the Getty Center. Libraries, museums, and research institutions are my comfort zone! I’ve lived in Paris and Amsterdam, and (used to) speak French and Dutch fluently.
What I’m Passionate About: Making Threads’ content worthwhile and doable. Our job is to inspire our audience and to follow through by showing them how to reach (and exceed) their sewing goals. I was trained as a teacher and consider teaching the primary purpose of my work. My aim is not only to convey specific techniques but to encourage a curious and problem-solving mindset. I would like anyone who is interested in clothing as self-expression to find something in the magazine or on the website for them. Sewing is large. It contains multitudes.
What I Like About Working for Taunton: I enjoy the teams, small and large, that I get to work with. The Threads staff is small but mighty, and my coworkers are the most talented and hardworking people I’ve ever met. Outside of the Threads team, I collaborate with top-notch people in a range of areas—with a special shout-out to our video and podcast squad and IT support!