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Theresa Alexander ~ Elephant Embellishments

10/12/2021 8:00 AM | Jennifer Phillips (Administrator)

Theresa Alexander

Formal Member

Let's welcome Theresa Alexander! 

Theresa, tell us about yourself. (And why does your name sound familiar?)

I have two roles in the fashion industry. First, I am an associate professor in the Fashion Management program at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX. There, I specialize in teaching patternmaking (hand and digital, stretch and woven), pattern grading, illustration (hand and digital), technical drawing, and design.

My second role is as an embroidery instructor and professional embroiderer for Elephant Embellishments, the company I co-own with my sister. We specialize in teaching both tambour and traditional hand embroidery. I took lessons at Ecole Lesage in Paris and am still taking lessons at the Japanese Embroidery Center in Atlanta, GA to further my professional skills.

What professional title do you use?

Associate professor or professional embroiderer (depending on role). I'm fine w/ my titles as I earned them.

How long have you been sewing professionally?

20+ years

What is something that you have always wanted to learn?

How to get better at machine repair and how to drive stick.

What is your favorite task to do in your business?


What goals do you have for your business (or yourself professionally) in the next 5 years?

get more students

Website ~ University - Fashion Management 

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