My degree is actually from Ryerson’s Media Arts program, where I majored in photography. My first creative loves were paper, bookbinding, photography and collage. Along the way, I also took woodworking, stained glass and neon signmaking classes. It wasn’t until I was working in New York City that I discovered sewing and immediately fell in love with making my own clothes.

When I’m not at the workroom, I’m hopefully sewing, gardening or going on adventures with my dog, Emily. At any given time, I can have up to ten quilts in various stages of progress. Not to mention all the clothing projects that are in queue! I really do love to make things and the thrill of completing a project or learning a new skill never gets old to me.

In my wildest dreams, I hoped that the workroom would become more than just a shop, but would also be a vibrant and inspiring place where friendships would form over pretty fabric and cups of tea. I’m definitely most proud that this dream came true and that I am witness to it every day.

I think my dream project is to make a quilt entirely from Liberty of London Tana Lawn fabric. I’ve been collecting different bits of Liberty for years now. Hopefully, I’ll be ready to start it soon!

Serger Essentials
Sewing Machine Essentials
Rope Bowl
Snap Coin Purse
Linden Sweatshirt

Blog: makesomething.ca
IG: @make_something

September 24, 2019 — Karyn Valino