Jaynie Healy (she/her)
Jaynie is a self-taught sewist, crafter, and artist. Her grandfather was tailor for Sears-Roebuck in the 1960s and even though he didn't teach her how to sew, two of her most treasured possessions connect her to his work: a classic formica table that he used as a sewing-table and a beautifully tailored tweed swing coat that her grandmother wore. Jaynie has been active in the Seattle sewing community for many years: working in fabric-retail, teaching sewing classes, making her own clothes, doing production-sewing, and occasionally sewing costumes for local performers (including a couple of famous drag queens). She believes that creative acts have the power to bring peace and healing to everyone, regardless of skill or experience. She is currently in training to become an Art Therapist at Antioch University Seattle. When she's not engaged in crafts, art, or school, you'll find her reading, watching classic films, swimming, cooking, or drinking fancy cocktails. She lives in Bremerton, WA with her partner and beloved dog, Smash.