Hello, and thanks for taking the time to read my blog.
I’ve been a crafter for all of my life. As far back as I can remember, I’ve worked on one Craft of another. My earliest memories are of macramé plant hangers from an early morning television episode I saw when I was probably about 10 and home sick from school. Fast forward about 30 years or so; and I’ve had long term affairs with yarn and paper. The latest has now been going on for about 10 years now and I just recently found myself in a Terri Johnson Creates Silhouette Instructor Licensing program.
I’ve been teaching in one form or another for several years. I discovered my interest in teaching others during my time in Society for Creative Anachronism. I taught classes on Inkle Weaving as well as yarn theory.
I’m 52 years old, married and I have a dog and two cats (no children). I work full time and I’m developing this as a part time adjunct to my T-shirt and wearable arts business known as Gina’s Goodys. We provide heat transfer vinyl, sublimation and embroidery services from our home. That arm of our business keeps us fairly busy but I want to show people what this wonderful machine and software can do. I want folks to see the beautiful things that can be created and enjoyed for years go come.
I’m now working towards attempting to build a growing list of people and venues to perhaps teach on the Silhouette Software, the Cameo (portrait, Cameo 1, Cameo 2, Cameo 3, Curio and the Mint).
I currently live in the southern Maryland area of the United States and would be willing to travel to help others discover the joys of Silhouette. My rates are reasonable, and I will also be available to teach crafts make and take types of projects for people 14 years old all the way to those still young at heart.