Shari Trnka's Profile

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I live an artful life dancing on the edge of imagination and mystery, discovering connections all along the way. A clothier by trade for over 25 years, I am a patternmaker and have been sewing clothes since I was 10 years old. I spent 16 years manufacturing natural fiber clothing for wholesale internationally for the boutique market under various labels including "Outer Limits" and the eponymous "trnka." Selling my designs that way made me a manager more than anything. After so many years of the rat race I chose to grow my artisan roots. Now I sew one-of-a-kind clothing and other things, much of it custom work. I also make more time to garden, sing, cook and dance. The garden is a huge source of inspiration for my creations, actually for my whole life!

I aim to make expressive, original garments, long lasting and highly functional. From artful everyday clothing and outerwear, to ritual garb and…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 15
  • Joined December 17, 2008

Favorite materials

luscious natural fiber fabrics, reclaimed and salvaged textile treasures, flowers, leaves, seeds, roots, branches, stones

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  • trnka
    original clothing for blooming humans

About

I live an artful life dancing on the edge of imagination and mystery, discovering connections all along the way. A clothier by trade for over 25 years, I am a patternmaker and have been sewing clothes since I was 10 years old. I spent 16 years manufacturing natural fiber clothing for wholesale internationally for the boutique market under various labels including "Outer Limits" and the eponymous "trnka." Selling my designs that way made me a manager more than anything. After so many years of the rat race I chose to grow my artisan roots. Now I sew one-of-a-kind clothing and other things, much of it custom work. I also make more time to garden, sing, cook and dance. The garden is a huge source of inspiration for my creations, actually for my whole life!

I aim to make expressive, original garments, long lasting and highly functional. From artful everyday clothing and outerwear, to ritual garb and costume pieces, I stitch everything myself in my studio in Olympia, Washington. All items here are one of a kind and high quality with professional finishes, made from fabrics reclaimed and recycled from clothing and manufacturer's overruns of natural fiber fabrics. I may make something similar again but due to the nature of recycling textiles and my own inclination for variety no two will be the same.
If I can make something custom for you I will be delighted to do so. I would endeavor to make the clothing of your dreams, something to support your natural essence!


Thanks for your interest in my work!
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