Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Getting to Know You: YazBerry Fashion

by Anna of Seedling Design

This is a chance to get to know some of the members of HandmadeMN and a little bit more about what they make and do in their own words.

Today we're getting to know Virginia Berry of YazBerry Fasion who lives in Northfield.

What do you make and why? I make so many things, I love challenging myself to make different things. I try to focus on things that involve textiles like purses, clothes and table linens. I feel good making things. When I'm making things, life feels right.

Where do you do your making? I like working at home. I've moved a lot the last few years and always have made sure to have a room for creating. It's always a mess, filled with supplies and the only spot that is organized is the fabric shelves...they are always sorted by color.

What is your favorite part of the process? I have a knack for seeing an item (clothing item often) in a store and wanting to turn it into something else, like a purse. I know right away what I will do with it.

What do you listen to (or watch, maybe) while you are working? I like listening to music. I have a wide spanning taste in music so it changes from CD to CD. I also enjoy books on tape since my free time is spent creating, I don't get to read a lot, but do enjoy a good story.

Tell us something else that we don't know: When I'm not creating or at my day job, I like to play cello, sports and poke sticks at nature.


Virginia E. Berry said...

Thank you for featuring me Anna! I wanted to share with you all that since I sent in my answers for this article, I was accepted to share my work every Saturday through October at the Riverwalk Market Fair in Northfield! 9-1 Saturdays on the walk along the Cannon River (parallel's Division St...the main drag). Stop by and say hi! We share the market with farmers too.