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Ellen

Massachusetts

I am a sewist, an author, a teacher, a mother of 2 grown children, and a wife.
I am fascinated by how clothing make us feel: confident, pretty, fat, elegant, blah, self conscious, sexy, powerful. The moment you put on a piece a clothing that makes you stand up straighter, smile at yourself in the mirror- the wow! moment - is joyous.

I am also fascinated by how students learn: some need to read a text book, some need to see a demonstration, some need to do the project themselves. The moment when an idea or concept suddenly makes sense to a student - the aha! moment - is joyous.