Hmm, no, no teacher to give us a clue about her dear reader, because Mary is self taught. But there are some clues on the worktable: glues, scissors, toothpick, threads, needles... Oh and a cigarette lighter! It is not a story for the fainthearted: Mary uses that lighter to burn out the frizzies on her dolls when she wigs them.
Oh, and here is some silk! Yes, another clue! Only the best fabric may be used for costumes in Mary's opinion. A well-draped costume is a beautiful costume she tells you.
The television is whispering in a corner of the room, where costumed dramas are