Debra MacCrea

Clinical Instructor of Performing Arts & Costume Shop Supervisor
Performing Arts
Performing Arts Division


With over 3 decades of active experience as a Natural Dyer, longer still as a passionate gardener and grower of flowers, herbs, veggies and dyeplants, and a lifelong career in sewing and garment patterning, Debbie’s life is tied up in textiles. Hobbies include hand spinning, knitting, embroidery, smocking...and any way she can find to add surface interest to fabrics.

She has been Costume Shop Supervisor at Alfred University’s Performing Arts Division for 25 years, teaching costume related classes here for over 12 years. Helping a performer to feel comfortable and in-character on stage gives her great pleasure. Creating the garments to make that happen has been a lifelong joy. Going one step deeper, to actually creating the fabrics that become a garment...deeper joy!

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