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Instructors - Who we are

Christine Ecker

Trained Sewing Instructor    American Sewing Guild
Janith Bergeron

Master Certified Sewing Educator    Trained Sewing Instructor    American Sewing Guild
Christine learned to sew as a child with her Grandmother and began sewing in earnest when her first daughter was born in 1997.  Christine is primarily self-taught and her sewing interests span many areas including specialty dresses, costumes, children's clothes, home dec, crafts, and machine embroidery.

Christine earned her BS in Education from The Ohio State University, and worked as a Recreational Therapist for 8 years.  As the owner of "Stolen Time Creations", Christine worked closely with a local Portsmouth designer creating one-of-a-kind handbags.

Christine was an active member of the board for the NH Chapter of the American Sewing Guild and was the Newsletter Editor since its inception in 2001 until 2005.
Janith currently runs "Designs by Janith", founded in 1991.  Specializing in creating beautiful, custom designed garments including wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses and gowns, special occasion garments, christening garments, and costumes.  Designs also offers Home Decoration and Alteration Services as well as sewing lessons.

Teaching classes at various sewing related businesses and schools, Janith strives to bring fun into every stitch, as well as a sense of accomplishment into every project.

Beginning her sewing at a very early age, Janith has strived to learn new methods, updated techniques and unique fabric arts as a self-designed, continuing education.

Janith is a contributor to Threads Magazine as a pattern tester.

Janith was the founder of the NH Chapter of the American Sewing Guild in 2001, and was President of the chapter until 2005.

Providing sewing lessons and sewing classes for all ages and all skill levels to the Seacoast, NH area.  Please see our Classes menu for further details on each type of class offered.

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