Meet The Face Behind


A BRIKA maker story

Christina Obuch

“Nature is the best inspiration and it's limitless. ”

“I believe something positive always comes out of the negative”

“It’s important to offer handmade goods to the public.”

“I believe something positive always comes out of the negative”

Christina currently works out of her home studio in Hamilton, Ontario where she focuses on silk-screening, natural dying and embroidery. Christina completed her studies in Textile Design at Sheridan College in 2012. Through her education she explored wildlife, imitating texture and colour that the earth provides. Some of her work has been displayed at Gallery 1313, Propeller Gallery and the Sheridan College Gallery. She gained her love for making from her family, which has a creative history ranging from textiles to furniture. Christina also enjoys other forms of craft and will continue exploring different mediums to create functional everyday objects.

Hatchet Made is a textile studio that creates handmade production for home decor and accessories, in Hamilton, Ontario. The company was founded in 2012 to showcase the owners' unique findings, using aspects of nature as inspiration. Hatchet Made focuses on shapes, colours and textures when designing new collections using plant based/ solvent free materials.

How did you start your company?
I studied textile design at Sheridan College; throughout my 3 years I started to build a body of work which combined my own drawings and functionality.

Walk us through your production/design process.
Images are drawn by hand and exposed to a silkscreen, the colours are then hand mixed and printed onto natural fabrics. They are then sewn in small runs.

Who or what inspires you to do the work that you do? Why?
Nature, it is the best inspiration and it's limitless.

Tell us about a challenge you’ve had to overcome and how it affects/has affected your work.
Finding fabrics is always difficult; it's my blank canvas. The material has to relate to the feeling of the image of what I draw.  

“Words I live by are good things take time.”