INSTRUCTORS

Jan Wutkowski

Jan Wutkowski

SEWING INSTRUCTOR

Jan Wutkowski has been creating hats and headpieces since 1995, having studied at the Melbourne (Australia) School of Millinery.

Emily Pauly

Emily Pauly

Sewing Studio Manager

I am a fashion designer and artist passionate about furthers the fashion industry in sustainable and progressive ways.

Sylvester West

Sylvester West

SEWING INSTRUCTOR

Sylvester is the perfect example of the American Dream, and he lives it everyday.

Marwan Pleasant

Marwan Pleasant

SEWING INSTRUCTOR

Marwan Pleasant is a part of New Orleans royalty, he's the Flag Boy for the Golden Eagles tribe, and is the grandson to Big Chief Monk Boudreaux.

Raul Ferreira

Raul Ferreira

Sewing Instructor

Raul Ferreira is our next guest visiting teacher, coming via his home in New York City.
He is in New Orleans working full time as a tailor on a Will Smith movie, but is graciously giving his time to teaching on the weekends.

Sebastian Rey

Sebastian Rey

Cricut Instructor

Sebastian Rey is a member of IATSE local 478, working as a textile artist distressing costumes for film and television. A proud Dad and New Orleanian, when he's not making costumes for his daughter, you can find him volunteering for ricRack.

Monique Motil

Monique Motil

SEWING INSTRUCTOR

Monique Motil has been sewing since she was old enough to sit at the machine.

Julie Winn

Julie Winn

SEWING INSTRUCTOR

Julie Winn is a 41 year veteran of theatrical costuming, most recently with the New Olreans Opera. She has travelled the world designing costumes.

Antoinette de Alteriis

Antoinette de Alteriis

SEWING INSTRUCTOR

Antoinette began designing in elementary school and has been a costume creator for decades. She perfected her mending skills in the hands of the costume department at Colonial Williamsburg.

Jeannie Detweiler

Jeannie Detweiler

Sewing Instructor

Jeannie has been teaching art to children & adults since 1996 and has been teaching sewing classes at ricRACK since 2017.

Carolina Gallop

Carolina Gallop

SEWING INSTRUCTOR

Carolina enjoys hosting Fashion Show events and had done so since arriving in New Orleans.

Marietta Johnson

Marietta Johnson

SEWING INSTRUCTOR

Marietta learned to sew when she was seven (7) years old. Her older sister taught her how to make doll clothes.