You probably noticed that we recently added a completely new section of instruction to our Nicole’s Classes online repertoire: Crafting! Nicole’s Classes is super excited to welcome a few new teachers to our team to take on this constantly requested and popular area. And we’d love for you to meet one of them in depth today. Here are 5 things you need to know about our stylish and talented Sewing 101 teacher, Theresa Gonzalez:
2) She recently traveled to Paris for a whole month (and we couldn’t be more jealous about it)! She rented an apartment in the Latin Quarter, across from the Jardin des Plantes. She saw the crochet exhibit at Versailles and found the best Liberty fabrics and vintage-inspired notions for future sewing projects at Entrée des Fournisseurs in the Marais.
3) Her apartment was featured in the SF Chronicle in a story about designing with style on a budget. She sewed the Roman shades, floor pillows, and reupholstered the $6 chair she found at Salvation Army. But she thinks it might be time for a makeover!
4) She co-authored the book Dorm Decor: Remake Your Space with More Than 35 Projects (Chronicle Books, 2009). Even if you don’t live in a dorm room, we think the cool and crafty projects are still a fun way to spice up any space.
5) On the weekends, you can find her running or hiking on Saturday mornings, visiting the Alameda Flea Market on the first Sunday of the month, taking in museums for inspiration (she thought the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the de Young was amazing!), and hitting the many brunch places in San Francisco with friends (The Magic Flute is one of her faves).
We can’t wait for her Sewing 101 class to launch in February so she can share her expertise and eye for design with all of our students! And stay tuned for a feature next week on another exciting new teacher joining the Nicole’s Classes team…