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Mary Funt

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Mary Funt says, “I’m currently interested in different methods of creating custom trim. Much of what is commercially available lacks the softness and quality found in couture garments. In addition to that, finding the perfect combination of colors in ready-made trims can be nearly impossible. I’m exploring different techniques such as weaving and beading.”

Mary learned the basics of sewing from her mother and grandmothers. In addition to sewing for private clients, she now teaches individual and group lessons in couture sewing.

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