Koti Designs

Kaarina grew up in Toronto and now lives in West Vancouver. She received her craft training at Capilano University in North Vancouver, and has a previous Geology degree from the University of Toronto.

She is a fibre artist, designing and handcrafting silk evening bags in striking colours and strong forms, which are softened by the addition of tassels and vintage buttons.

“In my work, I try to reflect the harmony and balance I so admire in Japanese craft, as well as the geometry of Art Deco. It could be that my fondness for precise, geometric forms is a legacy from a previous career in computer mapping. My label ‘KOTI’ means ‘home’ in Finnish, which is a tribute to my Finnish mother, who taught me how to sew and to maintain exacting standards.”

More information about KaarinaTalvila of Koti Designs can be found at www.kotidesigns.ca

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