Cecilia Tsypina graduated with Honors from Parsons The New School for Design with a BFA in Fashion Design. Her professional experience is in the design of sportswear lines, including wovens and knits, with the emphasis on sweaters. That includes originating ideas, directing the factories in the production process, detailed artwork and numerous hand-made swatches. Ms. Tsypina also has a background in hand knitting, machine knitting, couture sewing, embroidery, beading. For the past eight years she has been designing unique embellished tops, sold through specialty stores in USA and Canada.Cecilia has been teaching in BFA, AAS, Pre-college and CE Fashion programs since Spring 2010. She has particular strength in Fashion Techniques, such as Sewing and Construction for woven's and knitwear. Her classes emphasise precision of hand craft, various helpful techniques as applied to producing a finished garment, sense of style and proportion.She incorporates technique, concept and balances student's creative vision in unifying projects that often surpass the expectation of the students themselves. As well, she incorporates New York resources as a vital part of her class. Cecilia's wider interests are in the Art history, Poetry and Writing. Currently she is working on her fourth book of poetry, which will include her original writing and artwork. All her books are crafted and written entirely by hand by the author.