Open Studio / Spring Clean

Through the inherent process of collecting textiles and finds, the studio can easily fill with more treasures than I have lifetimes to transform.

Spring is a good time to clean and clear and sort…and find new homes for some of these collected treasures.

This Saturday, April 29 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, the studio is open to the public.

Bags from collections-past are half price.



Over the Edge workshop

10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, January 26

This workshop explores the technical aspects of edge finishes, using a variety of fabrics in traditional techniques.

Participants create their own bias tape selections, and explore endless creative applications for joining and finishing fabric.

The class accommodates a variety of sewing skill levels: paced for those interested in honing their technical experience and expanding creative problem solving skills. Applicable for fashion, home decor, textile arts and general playing-with-fabric.
Participants must supply their own machine and basic tool kit: scissors, pins, marking tools, rulers.

$65 fee includes materials kit and is payable at workshop. to save your space

Meet your Machine

by appointment: or 520.250.4260 to schedule

2 hour no charge…sharing the love of stitching


A private 2-hour session covers what you need to know to start stitching.

Perfect for those with little or no experience; a nice refresher it it’s been a while and you’re wanting to sew again.

Behind the Seams workshop

Thursday, January 12 | or | Saturday, January 14

10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Perfect for sewing newbies and a refresher for those wanting to get back into the swing of things!

In this techniques workshop, we’ll make an invaluable reference portfolio of process samples that cover basic to decorative seams, and explore applications that go beyond the obvious.

$65 fee includes materials kit payable at workshop.

If you’re not yet familiar enough with your machine to thread it and put in a new needle, please first schedule a complimentary Meet your Machine session.

Open Studio November 5, 2016

November 5, 2016
11am – 6pm

The studio at Wrightstown and Pantano is open on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

It’s been one year in the studio and we welcome you to join us in a glass of celebratory beverage!

See where, and the how of processes used in transforming reclaimed textiles into limited edition collections of bags and art wearables.

Keeping it local. Keeping it sustainable. Keeping it one-of-a-kind.

October 22: Artist Series Event at Atelier Laura Tanzer

October 22. 2:00-5:00 pm
410 N Toole Ave #110

True to her commitment to sustainability, Laura Tanzer is hosting a show for me at her lovely atelier in the Historic Train Depot, downtown Tucson.

I’ll have selections from limited edition collections of eco-fashion bags made from upcycled blue jeans and sweaters, embellished denim jackets, clutch bags made from neckties, hand woven scarves and pillows created from discarded garments.

Handcrafted here in Tucson: One at a time. One of a kind.

See you then!

Studio Demonstration with Lisa Olson

Lisa Olson is highly experienced in fine sewing and design. Her interest began as a young girl when she began sewing and designing clothes for her Barbie dolls. In 1985, Lisa pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel and Textiles.