Where I Sew – Tamara Kate

on Jul 28, 2014 in Where I Sew | 88 comments

Tamara Kate grew up in the hot and colorful Caribbean island of Trinidad, where one cannot help but be influenced by the beauty of the land and the vibrancy of the multicultural population. She was raised by a father who is a skilled draftsman and a sewing, needlepointing, quilting, rug hooking mom who encouraged constant creativity from the get-go, both at home and throughout their children’s education. She has been sewing for as long as she can remember, with recent addictive forays into quilting.

Tamara is a licensed fabric designer with Michael Miller Fabrics. Her fifth collection, Origami Oasis is set to hit stores in early September. Tamara currently lives in Montreal with her husband and two fiercly loved little ones, from whom she derives much creative inspiration.

 

Tamara’s Links: Website and Shop, BlogPinterestFacebook, Fabric at Pink Chalk Fabrics

Where I Sew is a month long celebration of the spaces we create in. Leave a comment and be entered to win one of 50 $20 Pink Chalk Fabrics Gift Certificates. Add your sewing room to the tour!

    88 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing your background story and sewing space with us.

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    Gina

    July 28, 2014

  2. Beautiful natural light! Love your sewing machine, and the pops of color from your fabric storage. I enjoyed reading about your background from Trinidad. Love that your mom is a crafty lady who shared her passion with her children!

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    Christina R.

    July 28, 2014

  3. Beautiful space!! I am drooling over the shelves of fabric! Thanks for sharing!

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    Sarah J.

    July 28, 2014

  4. I envy your organizational skills! Your fabric collection is so neat and visible! And the natural light from that window must be great for sewing. Thanks for sharing your studio!

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    Pam S

    July 28, 2014

  5. Love the IKEA baskets, I use them too for my fabric scraps.

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    Anja

    July 28, 2014

  6. Love all that wonderful fabric and your sewing machine!

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    Melanie C

    July 28, 2014

  7. I love the lighting and all of the boxes of fabric next to the sewing machine. What a lovely space!

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    Cherie

    July 28, 2014

  8. What beautiful fabrics, and what a colorful space!

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    Margo

    July 28, 2014

  9. Love that sewing table and all the great light from the window!

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    Jennifer

    July 28, 2014

  10. Your sewing space is bright and cheery with the sunlight and all the happy fabrics – very nice!

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    Jess

    July 28, 2014

  11. Thanks for sharing. I love how bright the space is and I bet your view is lovely!

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    Bethany

    July 28, 2014

  12. Your space is so bright and cheerful, not to mention, organized. Thanks!

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    Delaine

    July 28, 2014

  13. I love the fabric on your shelves. So bright and happy. My sewing room is dark and uninspiring, but cozy. Love the bright clean look of yours.

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    Kathy Davis

    July 28, 2014

  14. So much natural light! What a beautiful space!

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    Kim M

    July 28, 2014

  15. I love your sewing space. Mine is currently packed and awaiting the moving truck.

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    Emily C

    July 28, 2014

  16. Great sewing space. Beautiful fabrics on your shelving.

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    Vicki H

    July 28, 2014

  17. Wonderful sewing space. I love the window for natural lighting.

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    Sandy K

    July 28, 2014

  18. That’s so pretty, maybe I will go move my table to in front of the window, I am missing out on some natural light I could have!

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    Ali M

    July 28, 2014

  19. What a beautiful & happy spot your Sewing place is!! Great fabrics too!!

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    Lori Morton

    July 28, 2014

  20. Love the color scheme of her fabrics and even the little bins of scraps that match! Also loving the window.

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    Robin Shepard

    July 28, 2014

  21. Love the bright uncluttered sewing and creating area! Have fun in it.

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    Nanette

    July 28, 2014

  22. I love that your sewing machine is right in front of the window. The pops of colour with those bolts and containersof fabric are such a lovely contrast with the white walls and trim.

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    Julie

    July 28, 2014

  23. What a neat,bright and colorful sewing room! Must be a joy to work in such a great spot.

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    Joan H.

    July 28, 2014

  24. Great idea the stacked containers! And look at all those fabrics! I’d spend all day staring at them!

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    Nesta

    July 28, 2014

  25. A lovely light and airy sewing nest. Thanks for sharing.

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    Lois

    July 29, 2014

  26. Pretty area! I love those see through plastic bins too!

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    Lee

    July 29, 2014

  27. Love the sewing machine by the window! Can’t wait to sew by a window and be inspired by nature.

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    Ellen Ban

    July 29, 2014

  28. How nice to have your sewing table in front of a window and a great stash of fabric close at hand. Love your chair!

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    Lindsey F

    July 29, 2014

  29. Nice light space. Here’s a suggestion as I’m looking at that lovely stash in the bins on your sewing table by the window…keep your fabric away from direct sunlight (just tuck the bins under your table) so it doesn’t fade or deteriorate. I learned this the hard way. kthurn@bektel.com

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    Karen Thurn

    July 29, 2014

  30. Beautiful light, bright and organized space. Off to check out your fabrics. Thank you for sharing!

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    Bettie

    July 29, 2014

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