Hello! My name is Jenn. I’m a graphic designer, a textile designer and a fabric obsessed sewist living in rural Ottawa, Ontario Canada.
I don’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t sewing. My love for fabric and patterns started when, as a young teen, my grandmother took me to a local fabric shop that had an entire wall dedicated to vintage fabrics. I took a few select yards home and re-made some of my favourite clothes using those fabrics and a 1960’s Singer Featherweight. My mom taught me to sew on that old Singer and also on her old beige Kenmore that’s as old as I am but still runs like a dream.
I sew to stay sane but mainly because I value handmade. I want my girls to grow up appreciating the skill and time that people put into their handmade creations as much as I do. I’m all about supporting local; local businesses, makers and artists in whichever form they come.
I am also the maker behind Sew Fine Thread Gloss – a beeswax based scented (and unscented) thread conditioner to help make your hand-sewing less tangly and smelling fantastic! I currently wholesale to independent quilt/fabric shops in Canada, the US and the UK (support local!) and have some big secret projects on the horizon for Sew Fine Thread Gloss so stay tuned!
To get in touch or inquire about a future collaboration or project, please send me a message via the contact page.