TEACHERS


KERRI BESSE

 

Kerri has been sewing since she was 14 years old when she had big dreams of being a top fashion designer in New York City. After moving to NYC in 2004, Kerri worked for fashion and home companies in design, production, textiles, and merchandising.  She also taught sewing classes for 8 years in the heart of the fashion district.  Some of her favorite courses to teach included using knits and walking students through the process of conquering the serger/overlock machine. Now residing in Dallas, Kerri has spent the last three years as a Product Developer for a major rug company which gave her the amazing opportunity to work with Joanna Gaines from HGTV's Fixer Upper.  Design and creating is what Kerri is most passionate about and she is very excited to start sharing her knowledge and experience with this new community of makers. 
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CHELSEY FIELDS


Chelsey learned how to sew in middle school but after falling in love with a quilt made out of 1930's fabric at a local fabric store 7 years ago she dove into the world of quilting. One 30's reproduction Jelly Roll and some yardage later (with the assistance of her mother) Chelsey created her first quilt and hasn't stopped sewing since. Broadening her scope of creativity Chelsey discovered Modern Quilting and now mostly considers herself to be a "Modern Quilter" even though she still keeps vintage fabric in her stash!


On a normal day you can find Chelsey repairing musical instruments full time at a local store while filling her lunch break with handwork, embroidery, crochet, and even quilting. Combining her love of crafting with her education degree Chelsey is happy to be creating new crafters at Urban Spools. Also, she's pretty sure one day crafters will take over the world..

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ELLA HAAG


Ella has been sewing since she was little girl, taught by her mother who insisted on making Halloween costumes. She has an MFA in Design for Theatre with a background in costume and lighting design. Now she works at Fossil as a visual merchandiser and has time to sew for herself! Sewing has been a life long passion and Ella loves to share it with others.




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