I believe that you can build any dog-wear design that you want.
All you need to learn are some basic concepts, how to troubleshoot problems and how to think creatively. And it’s this creative thinking process that I want to share with you! I have confidence that when I teach you these skills you can Master the Art of Dog-Wear Design!
I BELIEVE YOU CAN MAKE ANYTHING
I wanted to start out by talking a bit about my membership philosophy.
The roots of my philosophy go back as far as my teens when my parents started a Hot Tub company. I participated in some of the advertising campaigns and even helped with sales during the summers. I know it was then that I caught the entrepreneurial spirit, and that spirit is what’s driving this membership.
My philosophy was also formulated in Art School. I was getting my Bachelor of Applied Design and to be honest, I wasn’t really enjoying my education much. But then I was invited to participate in a collaborative project with the university here in Vancouver. They asked me to create training using my 3D animation skills, and that’s when I found an absolute passion for using technology to create learning experiences.
I used that passion to build my eLearning company, where I created adult-based learning for over 12 years. From the many projects we created with national and international corporate clients, I learned the importance of creating shared experiences which are so important when training in an online environment.
But the real core of my philosophy has come from the many years owning Scouter Wear, a company where I create custom designed, made to order dog wear. It is here that I have honed my skills for making dog wear but mostly it where I gained the confidence to believe that I can build anything.
And this is truly the core concept behind my membership philosophy.
I believe that you can build any dog-wear design that you want. All you need to learn are some basic concepts, how to troubleshoot problems and how to think creatively. And it’s this creative thinking process that I want to share with you! I have confidence that when I teach you these skills you can Master the Art of Dog-Wear Design!
How I Got to Here
I am the pattern designer and educator here at Scouter Wear Club and the founder of Scouter Wear, a small boutique company that has been hand-making a full line of water-resistant dog coats, hand-knit dog sweaters and dog accessories since 2016.
My high-quality waterproof dog coats were borne out of numerous experiments with various techniques, materials, styles, and features, and I want the opportunity to share that knowledge with you.
Before I started Scouter Wear, I owned an eLearning company for over 12 years, developing online courseware. I draw on these roots to create interactive learning that is fun and inviting for avid home stitchers who want to work with their hands and build new skills.
I hope you can join me as I help you to master the art of making custom-fit, functional dog wear - from following my patterns all the way to creating your own innovative, functional designs!