“Making is generative; it is
stress-relieving, and it builds
meaningful memories.”

Come and join us for some tea and sewing.

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Jill Schuler

FOUNDER

OUR MISSION

We're here to encourage, educate, resource and inspire you. Our shop is full of handpicked fabrics and notions; each with a story ready for you to take and make your own.
Our classroom is a warm, welcoming space for you gather, learn and create.

Our Story

I'm Jill, the founder of The Stitchery. When we opened the shop and studio in 2017 it was a new step in a longer journey of creatively encouraging others.

We want to make modern, quality fabrics and education accessible to everyone. Our goal is to make you feel at home in our shop and studio as much as you do in your own kitchen.

Making is important. It uplifts us, it heals us, it brings joy and satisfaction in the work of our hands. Wearing your own me-made garments or showing off a me-made quilt is that feeling of satisfaction realised.

What started as a dream for one person has become a community of many.

Meet The Team

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Jill Schuler

FOUNDER

“CreativiTea… FestiviTea… Stitchery… Stitching and tea. These are a few of my favourite things.” Jill is a creator of wearable arts and a teacher. She has ten years of experience as a costume designer for film, theatre, and circus. She is inspired by the textile traditions and rugged textures of her native Northern Ireland. Her other passions include reading, walking, and a good cup of tea.
K.a Joben

Naomi Khan

MANAGER

Naomi was drawn to sewing because it requires both intellect & intuition, it produces things both practical & beautiful, and there is always something more to learn! She is happy to be part of The Stitchery team and enjoys supporting the creative pursuits of our wonderful maker community. She can also be found wandering in the mountains or gazing at the stars.
Richard Bauer

Carina Sartor-Pielak

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Carina got her start with sewing when she discovered cosplay in high school and has been an avid maker ever since. She's won multiple awards for her costume making and has been a guest and cosplay judge at events in Western Canada. Always eager to share her expertise and teach people something new, she's excited to join The Stitchery team to hear about your sewing projects and spread her love of cosplay with the community.
Marin Julia

Kitka Neyedli

TEACHER

Kitka is a Port Moody stitcher and quilter. She loves how sewing can be mindful, mindless and meditative and is eager to share these joys with her students. A member of a local modern quilt guild, Kitka’s skills range from quilting and hand stitching to sewing home decor and clothing. Our students appreciate her depth of knowledge and focus on technique.
Marin Julia

Rosalyn Faustino

TEACHER

Rosalyn Faustino is a local maker working mainly in sewing and weaving. She has been part of the sewing community in Toronto and Calgary, and has been teaching and encouraging sewists for many years. She’s excited to take part and find out more about this creative community. Her heart gets excited when she shares and talks about fibre and textiles with makers and curious minds.
Marin Julia

Homa

TEACHER

Homa started sewing in early teenage years in a private class with her mom and sister. She stayed passionate about it in all phases of life. Sewing, like any art, is like an international language of works emerged from heart, soul and taste. Homa loves the resonance of scissors cutting fabric, the sounds of a well-maintained sewing machine, and many more sparkling moments while sewing. What better way to appreciate it than to bring it to a friendly environment in which we all learn from each other.
Marin Julia

Shanna O'Coin

KIDS TEACHER

Shanna is a local sewist who learned to sew from her Grandma. She sews mostly for her 3 beautiful children and occasionally for herself. She loves to bring the world of sewing to young learners. She enjoys the challenge of creating from upcycled materials and being able to use the things she makes. When she's not at the sewing machine she can be found drinking tea, reading a good book, practicing American Sign Language, and spending quality time with her family.
Marin Julia

Your Name

TEACHER

Do you have a passion for sewing or quilting? Do you enjoy encouraging others? Join our team at The Stitchery as a contract teacher. Send us a message with details about your skills and experience and why you would like to be part of this community.
In just three hours [Jill] taught me so many tips and tricks to make my sewing easier and more professional. I was very impressed by her knowledge and expertise, as well as the space she has set up in her sewing studio. I felt welcomed and at home, laughing, talking and drinking tea like old friends, as if I was in my own living room.
Elisabeth, photographer & naval architect