kollodiworks

Imagineer of parent & child goods made in Portland, Ore

Portland, Oregon | 26 Sales

kollodiworks

Imagineer of parent & child goods made in Portland, Ore

Portland, Oregon 26 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars (11)

Announcement   Happy New Year! My next fair will be the Richmond Elementary Spring Festival on May 4th. 2276 SE 41st Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Places where you can find my gifts for parent & child in Portland, Oregon:
Beanstalk - 8021 SE Stark St: snack bags, sandwich wraps, mini pocket waist pouches
Celandine Vintage - 911 NE Dekum St: vintage hair bows and napkins made from 1940s/50s sugar sacks, snack bags & sandwich wraps in vintage fabrics.
Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center - 121 NW 2nd Ave: snack bags, sandwich wraps, and select fukuro in their gift shop.
Sweetpeas - 8235 SE 13th Ave: snack bags, hair clips, hair ornaments, and drool bibs

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 13, 2019

Happy New Year! My next fair will be the Richmond Elementary Spring Festival on May 4th. 2276 SE 41st Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Places where you can find my gifts for parent & child in Portland, Oregon:
Beanstalk - 8021 SE Stark St: snack bags, sandwich wraps, mini pocket waist pouches
Celandine Vintage - 911 NE Dekum St: vintage hair bows and napkins made from 1940s/50s sugar sacks, snack bags & sandwich wraps in vintage fabrics.
Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center - 121 NW 2nd Ave: snack bags, sandwich wraps, and select fukuro in their gift shop.
Sweetpeas - 8235 SE 13th Ave: snack bags, hair clips, hair ornaments, and drool bibs

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About

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 and 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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Last updated on Sep 27, 2018
Frequently asked questions

If you would like your item to be gift wrapped, I will do it for free in biodegradable/recyclable materials. After the item is wrapped, I will put it in a repurposed, clean plastic sleeve and then package it for shipping.

Please include a message in "note from buyer" saying "This is a gift, I would like it wrapped"--or something like that.

Thank you for your patronage.