Our favourite things tell stories of wear and tear and joy.

My practise is to source and sew second hand textiles that have been passed on or passed over into new and joyous and soon-to-be favourite things for others.

I create for comfort and usefulness, and am fascinated by the intersection of domesticity and Craft; of how art fits into our everyday lives.

Tactile work brings me deep joy and working with textiles connects me to my family. My Mom has been an avid seamstress throughout her life and re-taught me sewing in my early twenties. My Grandmother and Great-Aunts were skilled in their duties of providing their families with linens and clothes (even though I think my Grandma would rather have been reading). My other grandmother, my Grammy, was busy providing for her family as a single mom, working as a bus driver. From her I learned joy and resourcefulness.

I fondly remember Grandma’s quilting bees with her church ladies in the basement of her otherwise mod 60’s bungalow. Fabric connects us all; from our snuggly blankets to the layers with which we clothe ourselves.

Cultivating thoughtfulness and understanding for our world and environment, and doing work that is aligned with my values as best I can is where I want to live these days.

I hope you enjoy my work and that it connects you with rich memories of your own.

To contact me please email me: marnie.saskin@gmail.com

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