Susan Ford has a wealth of skills, talents and experience that she loves nothing more than sharing. She feels that, while she is very, very good at teaching the knowledge involved in sewing and embroidery, it’s the confidence to use that knowledge that is what she excels at leaving with an event class. If she can do it, she can teach someone else to do it . . . and it’s that “ah-ha moment!” look on her students’ faces after teaching a new technique that Susan lives for. There’s another aspect of her design and color theory background that provides an interesting perspective on today's advanced HUSQVARNA VIKING® and PFAFF® sewing and embroidery machines: Susan used to search for the perfect fabric with just the right colors - Now, using her embroidery skills and 6D™ Embroidery Software, she can create an unlimited supply of unique fabrics that’s just right! It’s that awareness and inspiration that she conveys to class attendees! Her specialties include: Large, continuous embroidery designs with multiple hooping and precise positioning; Home dec projects like quilts, duvets, pillows, valances and box seat cushions; Tailoring, costumes and period dresses, especially with heirloom sewing techniques.
Special Training & Accreditations:
- Personally trained by Norman McKeague Foster
- Attended Ray Vogue School of Fashion Design
- Won Best of Show for Embroidery at The Road to California
- Won Best of Show Combined at HMQW
- Degree in Interior Design