kollodiworks

Imagineer of parent & child goods made in Portland, Ore

Portland, Oregon · 7 Sales

kollodiworks

Imagineer of parent & child goods made in Portland, Ore

Portland, Oregon 7 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Thank you everyone who came to Mochitsuki Portland! It was SO much fun, and a great way to bring in the new year. I have some exciting new events coming in the spring and will let you know about them as soon as everything is confirmed!

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Last updated on Feb 9, 2018

Thank you everyone who came to Mochitsuki Portland! It was SO much fun, and a great way to bring in the new year. I have some exciting new events coming in the spring and will let you know about them as soon as everything is confirmed!

kollodi

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kollodi

Hedgehogs Standing Pouch

Hedgehogs Standing Pouch

$14.00

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Japanese Trains Standing Pouch

Japanese Trains Standing Pouch

$14.00

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Raccoon Standing Pouch

Raccoon Standing Pouch

$14.00

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Indigo Flowers Insulated Makeup or Lunch Bag

Indigo Flowers Insulated Makeup or Lunch Bag

$32.00

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Insulated Makeup or Lunch bag

Insulated Makeup or Lunch bag

$32.00

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Black Mums Insulated Makeup or Lunch Bag

Black Mums Insulated Makeup or Lunch Bag

$24.00

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Japanese Indigo Lunch Bag

Japanese Indigo Lunch Bag

$35.00

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Insulated Makeup Bag or Lunch Bag - Mums White

Insulated Makeup Bag or Lunch Bag - Mums White

$24.00

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knish

knish on Sep 1, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Unique fabric bag is well made with tasteful pull cords that slide perfectly. I am impressed with the sewing and the bag conveniently remains upright and open. This lovely bag feels soft to the touch and is attractively accented with contrasting pink ripstop fabric, that easily wipes clean, a real plus when I use it with my art supplies. Best of all the bag arrived in great condition within 3 days of shipping, and I live all the way in Hawai'i!!

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kollodi graduated with a B.A. in Theatre in 1997, and tried, failed, and succeeded at making a living at it. She created fanciful landscapes and miraculous props. She was the one you called if you needed to drop a lake of feathers from the sky, make walls weep blue, or have actors move through a soft world of pincushion-esque props. Her critically acclaimed, award winning work was seen regularly in Portland, London, and Edinburgh, and has toured around the world.

When kollodi became a mother everything began to shift. When her son turned 18 months and tried to contribute to production meetings kollodi realized that she could no longer keep him in tow. She began working alone at night with her stockpiles of textiles. Some of the fabrics were gifts from her grandmothers who kept fabric scraps, rice bags and sugar sacks from the 1940s and 50s because they were frugal and would use them to make dresses and other household goods.

Both of kollodi's grandmothers were homemakers seamstresses. Career options back then were grim for second generation Japanese-American women, whose parents thought adequate formal education for girls was to 10th grade. After 10th grade her grandmothers attended sewing school. As seamstresses, they ventured beyond piece work and created new patterns for dresses and costumes of the day.

kollodi enjoys sewing because it brings her closer to her history and future. She now designs and builds reusable alternatives to throwaway culture from her home in Portland, Oregon. Her mother gave her a real needle when she was 18 months old and she hasn't put it down since.

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