Kitka Neyedli, local Port Moody maker and stitcher, will be teaching how to make a fabric bag on Saturday November 4th. I sat down to get to know her a bit better. Here is some of her story.
2. How did you get started?
My mum sewed by necessity (kind of) because we lived in a small town. When I moved into my own home I made stuff for it. When I got married and had a family I made cloth diapers because that is now my world. I make somewhat out of economy. If I can make it in bulk numbers I can do it cheaper than buying it. I found that making clothes for my kids they would grow out of them very fast so I wondered what else I could make that would be cherished by my family? That's when I was bitten by the quilting bug. I made lots of fluffy pillows for the boys, storage baskets for the home, fabric bags... I like the challenge and variety of learning about different fabrics and techniques. It's a good way to live.
4. Describe an upcoming or current project.
The tote bags for The Stitchery. I've completed 2 bags so far. I would use the smaller one for library books. It's in summer colours, bright and cheerful, so I will use it in the rain. The larger one has a contrast lining for fun. Upcoming works include some cool shapes for bags by an English designer in Japanese style in dark colours. Also, hexies. You whipstitch multiple hexagons together so I have about 1-2m of hexagons sewn in cool colours. Now I have to dream up what to do with it. I also have a stack of mending that keeps on getting buried by the other things I want to start.
5. What is one thing you would like people to notice about you?
My enthusiasm. Most people say I'm an enthusiastic person. Gosh! I've never been in the room when I leave so I'm not sure what people think of me (laughs). I like to be an encourager for people to explore their creative side. I like to help people make something. If people want to know my aesthetic they can find me on Instagram @madebykitka
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