Penelope is a local artist from Melrose, MA. Her work will be on exhibit at the Melrose Arts Festival from April 26-28, 2013.
Q. How long have you been sewing? Who taught you?
I have been sewing since I was twelve. I have always loved fabric. Before I learned to sew, I used to make Barbie clothes out of my mom’s left over fabric from her sewing projects. It was always just cutting the fabric and wrapping it around the dolls. I took Home Economics in middle school and that was the best. I loved it.
Q. What influences the colors and patterns you decide to use?
I am influenced by the world around me.