Meet The Face Behind

KIRIKI PRESS

A BRIKA maker story

Michelle Galletta

TORONTO, ON
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“Nothing worth doing is ever easy.”

“I wanted to make a really sweet and precious gift for my youngest niece so I learned embroidery in order to make her a set of dolls.”


“I believe that passion drives talent and creativity.”


“I wanted to make a really sweet and precious gift for my youngest niece so I learned embroidery in order to make her a set of dolls.”


Kiriki Press is an indie design company that produces D.I.Y. embroidery kits, screen prints and other handcrafted goods. The kits pair classic stitches with contemporary illustration and come in a range of skill levels, allowing even first-time embroiderers to create beautiful, heirloom-quality dolls and other designs. Michelle is an artist and embroidery enthusiast with a B.F.A. from the Ontario College of Art and Design University, specialized in Printmaking. She spent three years in Venice, Italy working as a bookbinder and residency coordinator for a printmaking studio before returning home to Toronto to start her business.



Why is making handmade goods important to you? 

Working with my hands is meditative. Whether I am screen printing patterns or embroidering samples, I have to slow down and concentrate on what's directly in front of me. 

Who inspires you do to what you do? 

My nieces really inspire me. They're so happy when I make them a toy or a painting. I love the idea of giving others the chance to make something with their own hands to give to their favorite little one. 

What is the first thing you think about when you wake up? 

Making a pot of coffee... until my first cup I don't think of much else. 

 

 


“I love the idea of giving others the chance to make something with their own hands to give to their favourite little one.”
PRODUCTS BY KIRIKI PRESS
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