Handmade Holidays featuring Katherine Codega
It's already Wednesday!!!! Only a couple days until the Holiday Party. Somewhere between posting our last feature and posting today's I decided the best thing I could do would be to make a holiday party dress before Saturday. Now that I've shared the plan with you all I have to do it! But without further ado, here's Katherine, who also happens to work full-time in the shop and teaches our crochet classes. We're happy to give her the opportunity to share her awesome fabric with you on Saturday!
What's your name, what's your business name and where are you based?
My name is Katherine Codega. I'm based in Boston.
What's your handcraft? And how long have you been practicing it?
I've been drawing basically forever. I've only been creating designs for fabric for about a year or so, when I became interested in sewing. I subsequently discovered the custom fabric site spoonflower.com, and that's when I began to explore using some of my illustrations in fabric design. <PREVIEWEND>
What items will you be bringing to the Handmade Holiday Show? Why do you think your (insert noun here) are perfect for the crafty-genius to give or receive?
Fat quarters of fabric are good for really quick, last minute gifts. There are so many things you can make with a fat quarter! And calendars are always useful, obviously. Plus you can reuse it as a tea towel at the end of the year, and I think that's super-cool and very eco-friendly.
What are you making/giving to your friends and family this holiday?
They are all getting tea towel calendars. They all got them last year, and now they expect them.
Anything new in 2012? What can folks expect to find at your (insert studio/website/etsy shop) in the new year?
I've got lots of ideas percolating--I'm thinking about sewing kits, embroidery patterns... After the holidays I'm going to devote some serious time to brainstorming.
You can find more awesome Katherine Codega designs at her online shop: katherinecodega.etsy.com