Tracy is an experienced sewer who teaches students how to sew as a hobby, but would love to teach vocational sewing as well. She also has an MBA. At TMOG, which she co-owns with her husband Jon, she manages a sewing and embroidery business and teaches sewing lessons.
Currently, all of Tracy’s sewing lessons are “avocational.” In other words, they’re targeted for people who want to sew as a hobby and not as a career. Though she’s allowed to teach hobbies at an unlicensed school like TMOG, she’s not allowed to teach students how to earn a living there.
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