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My name is Kathi. I am married to my best friend and now the mom to 2 young adults! This past decade has given me, through a car accident and disease, the opportunity to be reImagined, and to find a new way of being in the world! My shop name is a reflection of this learning.
a
Reimagined
Treasure

We are God's aRT... to KNOW this is a gift.

I relearned knitting as part of my brain injury rehabilitation. First I just knit and tore the rows out knit again! Finally I re-learned to knit things, not just rows, and I began to see new life created from those thrown away cast offs of yarn-- someone else's leftover plans now reimagined into new forms.
As I wandered through thrift stores and yard sales, I was taken back to my great-grandparents' cellar, my favorite…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 26
  • Joined December 6, 2007

Favorite materials

vintage cottons, linen, vintage trims, flowers, vintage buttons, crocheted lace, velvet, old embroideries, cashmere, wool, weird stuff I can recycle that strikes my imagination

Shop

reimaginedtreasures
Storybook Children's Clothing for...

About

My name is Kathi. I am married to my best friend and now the mom to 2 young adults! This past decade has given me, through a car accident and disease, the opportunity to be reImagined, and to find a new way of being in the world! My shop name is a reflection of this learning.
a
Reimagined
Treasure

We are God's aRT... to KNOW this is a gift.

I relearned knitting as part of my brain injury rehabilitation. First I just knit and tore the rows out knit again! Finally I re-learned to knit things, not just rows, and I began to see new life created from those thrown away cast offs of yarn-- someone else's leftover plans now reimagined into new forms.
As I wandered through thrift stores and yard sales, I was taken back to my great-grandparents' cellar, my favorite spot in their house, to delightful discoveries of "lost" treasures": pictures, old jewelry and snuff boxes, pieces of quilts in progress, old clothes, hats, and fabrics saved for future quilts. I remember lovingly handling those treasures, never thinking of them as junk, but feeling connected to my great-grandma, to times and places before I had been born. I began to see the hours of work, the untold love in handmade lace, crocheted doilies, and embroideries, the memories of someones's life imbued in their cast offs. I began sewing again and I fell passionately in love with working with those materials to create new and usable treasures. As I played with reinventing old fibers, people began stopping me to ask if they could buy it. This shop developed from there. In it, I am rediscovering how precious I am and each of us is to the Creator-Artist God:
I offer my creations to you, and want anyone who buys them or reads this to know their own unique preciousness and to know that what they bought stepped lightly on our planet and honors someone's forgotten plans or work in a new way.

re"IMAGINE"d: v. 1. to [re]form a mental picture or image of; [re]create in the mind
2. to [re]employ the imagination. from Latin 'imago' or image ie., we are made in God's
image

"REMNANT": 1.something left over; a remainder. 2. A leftover piece of fabric, as in one remaining after the rest of the bolt has been sold. 3. A surviving trace or vestige as of
a former condition

"TREASURE" n.: ...2. A person or thing considered especially PRECIOUS or valuable. ie., "I have called you by name; you are mine....I am with you because you are
precious to me. You are honored and I love
you. (Isaiah 43)
"How precious are your thoughts about me, O God." (Psalm 139:17)

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