Meet: Kathleen Berlew

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What types of crafts are your favorite?

Needlework of all kinds—cross-stitch, sewing, embroidery, crochet, knitting.

What colors can’t you get enough of right now?

Fall colors are my favorites, so I use reds, golds, and browns year-round. I also love all shades of blue.

What made/makes you so passionate about crafting?

Everyone in my family is a maker of some sort. It’s second nature for me to always have at least one creative project in process.

If you could craft with any person in the world, living or dead, who would it be and why?

I recently learned that one of my great-grandmothers was a milliner. I would love to make some hats with her!

In one word, how would you describe your crafting style?

Eclectic.

Where do you get creative inspiration from?

I’m inspired primarily by nature—flowers, leaves, fruits, vegetables—but I find design ideas pretty much everywhere.

You’re stranded on a desert island. What three craft supplies couldn’t you live without?

Felt, embroidery floss, and a needle. (Scissors would be my fourth item, but if I am limited to three, I’d make a cutting tool out of something on the island.)

Where do you buy your supplies?

Etsy for specialty items. 123stitch.com, Joann Fabric, and Michael’s for fabric, floss, and basic supplies.


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Meet: Minki Kim

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What types of crafts are your favorite?

I started as a card maker and a scrapbooker and I’ve been passionate about sewing for four years now.  I work mostly with linen and scraps from my favorite fabrics. One thing about using such tiny pieces of fabric in my designs is that no piece of fabric is too small to save.

What colors can you not get enough of right now?

Definitely yellow! And pink…and blue.  It’s so hard to choose only one color because they always harmonize so perfectly together.

What made/makes you so passionate about crafting?

I sew because I love it. Years ago, I was hand embroidering my own and my children’s drawings. After my husband brought me a sewing machine, I was curious whether I could do the same sort of ‘drawing with thread’ with the sewing machine. It turned out I could, and what was even better was that I could do it so much faster. I began to create projects that I could embellish with my sewing illustrations, and I discovered a new passion along the way.

If you could craft with any person in the world, living or dead, who would it be and why?

I would say my little 6-year-old girl, Claire. Because I wrote a craft book in Korean using her drawings and even for my second book, Sew Illustrated (co-authored with Kristin Esser) she inspired me in so many ways. I think it’s because I am a mama and can’t live without my kids.

In one word, how would you describe your crafting style?

My husband says my works are warm. I like that. I want my projects to be something anybody can smile at and love to recall.

Where do you get creative inspiration from?

I get my inspiration from everyday life. I think it’s human nature to want to draw the world — faraway places that are so beautiful and grand. But, in reality, I find what I really draw is my everyday life: my humble kitchen, my messy sewing room, the piles of shoes by the door; and my sweet girls. This is my real life, and I find that it’s actually quite beautiful.

You’re stranded on a desert island. What three craft supplies couldn’t you live without?

Sewing machine, a pair of scissors, and a glue stick!  When we go camping I bring school scissors and some glue for my kids, and we make fun things using the supply from the nature.

What “trendy” supply or craft are you loving right now?

Linen and linen-like fabric. Because they are my canvas of Sewing illustration.

Where do you buy your supplies?

I visit my local craft store JoAnn and Michaels for  the inspirations and to read the trend.


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Meet: Sachiko Aldous

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What types of crafts are your favorite?

I love fabrics. Anything to do with them makes me happy.

What colors can’t you get enough of right now?

I always love white. I love mixing it with light blue.

What makes you so passionate about crafting?

I love the moment an idea in my mind takes form.

If you could craft with any person in the world, living or dead, who would it be and why?

Anna Maria Horner.  I always loved her style and wanted to attend Craft South. It is on my bucket list!

In one word, how would you describe your crafting style?

Happiness.

Where do you get creative inspiration from?

Anything five senses can take into my mind. I especially love nature and flowers.

You’re stranded on a desert island. What three craft supplies couldn’t you live without?

Sewing machine, scissors, E6000.

 

Where do you buy your supplies?

Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Joann.


 

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Meet: Jenny Kolenda

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What types of crafts are your favorite?

Wreaths and holiday crafts.

What colors can’t you get enough of right now?

Tiffany blue and ocean hues.

What makes you so passionate about crafting?

I love working with my hands. I especially love seeing something in my mind’s eye and being able to take it from concept to completed project.

If you could craft with any person in the world, living or dead, who would it be and why?

Joanna Gaines.

In one word, how would you describe your crafting style?

Whimsical.

Where do you get creative inspiration from?

Nature, magazines, my children, friends, dreams, my own childhood.

You’re stranded on a desert island. What three craft supplies couldn’t you live without?

Yarn, burlap, fabric, hot glue. That’s four but what crafter doesn’t need hot glue from time-to-time?

What “trendy” supply or craft are you loving right now (or wish went away ASAP)?

Hand-lettered anything.

Where do you buy your supplies?

Joann Fabric and Michael’s mostly.

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Meet: Angela Curtis

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What types of crafts are your favorite?

I love making modern home decor items.

What colors can’t you get enough of right now?

Grey, grey and more grey. 🙂

What makes you so passionate about crafting?

Learning to crochet at 8 years old, it has always been a part of my life. Over the years I have learned to adapt my craft to fit my needs in my daily life, and being able to crochet as my job has been a joy.

 

In one word, how would you describe your crafting style?

Modern.

Where do you get creative inspiration from?

I live in the southwest, and the landscape here is gorgeous. I get my creative inspiration from nature.

You’re stranded on a desert island. What three craft supplies couldn’t you live without?

 

My crochet hooks, a skein of beautiful yarn, and a pair of scissors.

 

Where do you buy your supplies?

I buy my supplies online. There is a great, big world out there where you can find anything you need.

 

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