New Bones

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a studio, finally

It might not seem like much, but for the past nine years I have been working out of bedrooms, kitchens, basements, parking lots and dumpsters. Recently, I joined Akin Collective renting a studio space for some portfolio building and small projects. It’s been a gradual start, and although this location is temporary, it’s starting to feel familiar and comforting. In a couple of weeks, the artists here will be relocating to different Akin locations across the city - I will be moving to an older space that will feel more industrial - and I can’t wait.

double trouble

double trouble

In addition to the new space, I purchased a new Heavy Duty Singer sewing machine (model 4423 for those wondering), and a secondhand Brother Overlock/Serger from a lovely designer, Lindsay. With these two, I can finally begin working on my dream projects - I’ve been hoarding fabric and materials for these projects for ages.

leo’s textiles

leo’s textiles

The best part about this new space? It’s proximity to the fashion district. Only a few blocks away, gorgeous shops like Leo’s Textiles are in walking distance. I recently went looking for silks and took my dad, Dolf, with me to show him the neighbourhood.

deep in the stacks at world sew

deep in the stacks at world sew

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Thanks to a few generous souls, I was able to pull together some furniture, machinery, materials and light into this space. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be working on a short film, a collection of robes, some leather accessories… and maybe some surprise projects on the way. Stay tuned.