Sonya Philip is an artist, designer, teacher, and the author of The Act of Sewing. In 2012, Sonya started 100 Acts of Sewing, which involved making dresses while documenting the process on the project’s website. Since then, she has made it her mission to convince people to make their own clothes, by teaching classes and selling patterns. When not covered in bits of thread, she can be found knitting another shawl or cardigan. Sonya lives in San Francisco with her family and their scruffy terrier due, Willie and Hazel.