Beth Ann Seal of Summer House Stitche Workes grew up in rural Nittany, PA. She first learned to embroider as a child and learned counted cross stitch from a cousin while in high school. Her early employment at Woolrich, Inc. included several positions from sewer to industrial engineer technician. Working with new garment designs gave her a well rounded education of sewing techniques and construction. After a tenure as a Naval Officer’s wife and her three children were all in school, she returned to the classroom as well, earning a BS in graphic design from PennsylvaniaCollege of Technology. Since then, she has worked for a professional photographer and created thousands of invitations as the in-house designer for Bella Figura, a luxury stationer. In 2006, she started Summer House Stitche Workes and now designs needlework full time. Beth enjoys spreading her love of the needle through teaching and meeting stitchers across the country. Beth resides in Indiana, PA with Bryan, her husband of 29 years and Bailey, the playful pup. When she isn’t stitching or searching out antique needlework, Beth enjoys reading, singing and enjoying the great outdoors.