Beauty gives me pleasure. When I look at a beautiful landscape, when I take the time to get ready in the morning to look my best, or when I appreciate the beauty of an ordinary object that I like to use, beauty makes me feel better because it really calls on to the beauty deep within me.
When I first started sewing for others, I felt that there was only little value added in making one more pouch, one more apron, one more lingerie pouch, one more notebook cover... I would tell myself the world is saturated with goods enough as it. Then little by little, and I mean very little by very little i felt that as an artisan, in love with her craft, I was not simply ‘ making' one more tote, one more drawstring bag, one more tissue holder.... I was doing a lot more than that. Namely, I was spreading beauty: the beauty of an item sewn with love, care and undivided attention; the beauty of mindfulness; the beauty of a creative mind working with skill at producing something genuinely unique.
And as time goes one, it is this very desire to share my passion with the world that keeps me sewing and that makes me want to teach that skill as well. Sewing is a beautiful creative outlet. It is an art form that has lost its glamour. Very modestly, my wish with by d’s atelier, is to help bring sewing back to place of desirability in my community. And I intend to do that, at my own pace, one goodie at a time, one workshop at a time.