Meet our amazing team of instructors at Cut & Sew Studio.
Mark Drummond is a Pittsburgh-based upholsterer who apprenticed in England. He has over 25 years of experience in custom furniture design and reupholstery. Mark helps his clients work against our throwaway society by breathing new life into old, worn furniture, stylishly blending contemporary ideas with classic design. He is passionate about upholstery and is very keen to share his knowledge and technical abilities.
Lindsay is a self taught sewist who began sewing her own clothes in an effort to move away from fast fashion. During this process she discovered her love of fabric and prints. She focuses on simple easy to sew and wear dresses and lingerie that let the fabric be the focus. She currently works as a print designer. Lindsay moved away from her orchestral career into design in 2017. She studied digital design at Parsons School of Design.
Amy Bornman is a multi-discipline artist in the mediums of fiber, writing and theater. Her love of sewing began when her husband’s Mennonite grandmothers gave her gorgeous quilts as wedding gifts and she resolved that she just had to learn how to make something as beautiful with her own hands. The quilting and sewing only snowballed from there, mostly self-taught and exploratory, with an emphasis on hand-quilted modern quilts and easy-wearing minimalist shapes in clothing. Amy has a small self-designed clothing line and pattern business called All Well Workshop as well as a personal art practice in fiber and poetry. She is thrilled to be back in her hometown of Pittsburgh after years in the oh-so-flat Chicago area, and she can’t wait to sew with you! You can find more from Amy at @amybornman on instagram or amybornman.com.
Nikki began quilting 15 years ago alongside her mom. At the time, quilting was a creative outlet from her day job in a pharmaceutical lab. What started as a hobby soon became much more, and now Nikki has her own long arm quilting business. She also writes quilting patterns and teaching classes. As a researcher at heart, Nikki bings a lot of knowledge with her into her classes. She loves sharing what she knows and watching students grow!
Julie Zaichuk-Ryan is a recently-returned Pittsburgh native who has spent most of her life abroad and has been stitching in one form or another since she was a child. Julie is passionate about all traditional needlework techniques, including bobbin lacemaking, but none more so than hand-stitched patchwork. She has been spreading this passion through teaching since 2015, and will do anything to convince you to give it a try. Julie writes and edits quilt and craft patterns; her patchwork patterns have been featured in Fat Quarterly, Make Modern and the book “Fat Quarters: Small Fabrics, More Than 50 Big Ideas”.
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