Papermaple Studio Tag

25 Jul Women Helping Women

Dear Readers, My apologies for glitches in the last post. I'm researching a new method to deliver posts, but until it's worked out do this: When you open an email, please click on the title of the post and the post should load with all of it's content. We don't always know how our words and actions affect others. Imagine my surprise when I recently received an Instagram message from Jacqueline, the owner of Fancy Frocks Fabrics who told me that years ago my response to one of her comments gave her the courage to open her business. I had no idea and wish...

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18 Jul Papermaple Studio

When Leisa Stanton made her dreams come true, the sewing world took a giant step forward. Welcome to Papermaple Studio.  Located on a quiet street in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans, the meticulously renovated 1900’s building sets the stage for a consummate sewing experience.  When I met Leisa in 2013 at my first Susan Khalje class, she was constructing a Dior ball gown. At the next class it was a biker jacket with white Valentino lace. I immediately recognized Leisa's generous and creative spirit, her patience, skill, kindness and unquenchable quest for knowledge. I've been in awe of Leisa from the day...

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