The Mexican strand in the Thread, Monserratt is a self-taught seamstress and former scientist. She first arrived in Montreal in December 2007 to pursue a career in physics and biology.
She learned to sew back in 2012 as a hobby and quickly found a love for self-made and made to fit garments. She started her blog MexicanPink (https://monserrattlopez.wordpress.com/) in 2014 where she shares her sewing projects and life. In that same year, she discovered bra lingerie making, and has never looked back. In 2017 she was certified as a professional bra maker by the “Fairy Bra Mother”, Beverly Johnson.
She recently became a mother and started to pursue self-emploment with Abrakdabra (http://abrakdabra.ca/), where she has been able to combine and share her passion for teaching, her enthusiasm for creativity and her love for sewing and lingerie making.
Self-taught from a young age, Mélissa Giguère learned to sew and began creating her clothing and accessories in a unique and original style.
As well as her professional activity as a photographer (she has a degree in commercial photography at Dawson College), Mélissa Giguère created Minita Studio in 2013, an online boutique that offers
stylish and practical accessories, designed and sewn by herself, in Montreal.
To see her work, visit
To see a showcase of Emma’s work and to learn more visit www.emmawardell.com
Kiri Skuce moved to Montreal in 2008, where she completed a DEC in Costume Design at Lasalle College. Upon graduation, she worked for two years as a costumer for Cirque du Soleil, before leaving 2013 to pursue self-employement, making and selling her own designs under the brand Oxyd Creations. An avid cyclist, much of her work explores an unusual intersection
between bikes and sewing – using recycled bike tubes, tires, and metal parts to create durable, stylish accessories and clothing. Her background in costume is always present in her creations, exploring unique aesthetics in her designs. She also participates as a costumer in projects such as the Caravan Stage Company, a tall-ship theatre, and currently, is learning the trade of shoe-making.
To see more of Kiri’s work, visit http://www.oxydcreations.etsy.com
Kendall was born and raised in a hamlet in Northern Ontario. She originally attended Theatre School for Acting and spent a few years in that profession. She then shifted her career focus to design, which was always a side passion of hers. She has been living in Montreal for 8 years and the art-
filled city has inspired her greatly. She became a part of this city’s Burning Man community and has made many custom costumes for festival-goers. She has been making upcycled products since before there was a common term for the practice. Two years ago she learned how to sew leather and last year she started making kink products in leather and soon to come in holographic vegan pleather. All of the items in her etsy store are handmade by Kendall.
Want to see more? You can find Kendall Made on instagram, twitter, tumblr, and facebook!