17081 Road 46 West | Box 581
Manitou, Manitoba, Canada | R0G 1G0
Jennifer Long - Designer
Jennifer has been creating artistically her whole life! Throughout her schooling years, she trained full-time to be a professional ballet dancer.
During all those years of training in the Ballet world, she also dreamed of designing costumes! Everyday she would walk by and peek into the Ballet Costume Wardrobe – what a MAGICAL space! She experienced first hand this magical transformation, when all the training and rehearsals would be brought to life by putting these costumes on! She learned to sew from her mother and grandmother (who owned a fabric and knitting store) and often made ballet skirts, costumes and knitted legwarmers for herself and other dancers.
This journey has inspired her to make a positive difference by designing dolls and quilt patterns for others to be EMPOWERED to sew themselves! She studied embroidery digitizing in order to take her doll drawings and create In-the-Hoop patterns to reproduce a doll design. This led to many doors opening up designing “look-alike” dolls for individuals, organizations, authors of children’s books, and most recently International companies for mass production.
What Jennifer LOVES the most about creativity is finding INSPIRATION everywhere and in turn, INSPIRING others to do the same! Thank you for joining her creative journey.