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Gloria Young

Sewing Bio for Gloria Young (gloriayoung@comcast.net)
• May 2014-present - The Needle & I, Northgate branch: teaching sewing machine mastery classes, beginning quiltmaking, & beginning sewing
• April 2006-January 2014 - Bernina Northwest: teaching classes to adults, teens, & children in sewing machine & overlock machine use, quilting, crafts, home decorating, clothing construction, & pattern adjustment.
• July 2004-present - Pacific Fabrics, Northgate store: teaching classes to adults, teens, & children in clothing, crafts
• Summer 2004-present - Experimental College, Associated Students of the Univ. of Washington: teaching pattern making, sewing machine, & serger use (also taught clothing care & repair and pattern grading in previous years).
• Winter 2002-April 2008 - North Seattle Community College: taught beginning sewing classes to adults in Continuing Education.
• 1986-Jan. 2006 - Northwest Sewing, Inc.: taught classes to adults, teens, & children in sewing machine & overlock machine use, clothing pattern making, doll & stuffed animal making, quilting & clothing construction techniques, textile surface design, & other special projects classes for clothing, home decoration, crafts, & accessories.
• 1994 - Taught 2 classes a day in copying clothing & seminole piecing for 3 days at a February sewing exposition called "Sew It Seams" in Abbotsford, B.C., Canada.
• 1983-1986 - The Stitch: taught sewing machine & overlock machine use classes at a natural fiber fabric store.
• 1983-1984 - Wing Luke Memorial Museum: helped to classify & catalog their textile & clothing collection, assisted in setting up & explaining exhibits to museum visitors.
• 1982-1986 - Pacific Northwest Ballet Costume Shop, pattern maker ("cutter"); started as a volunteer in 1982 & hired in early 1983.
• 1982-1983 - Dept. of Textile & Nutritional Sciences: teaching assistant for several pattern making classes while working on a B.A. in Textile Science: Draping, Flat Pattern, & Pattern Grading.
• 1972-1973 - The Immediate Family: pattern-maker for a Univ. district leather clothing shop. For that job, I apprenticed for 2 months with a woman from Sierra Leone who had trained in Paris.

Education
1983 - B.A. in Textile Science/Costume Studies: Apparel Design, in the Textile Science & Apparel Design Program, Univ. of Washington.