Top Fiber Arts Maker: Nancym4

Congratulations to Nancym4 for winning Top Fiber Arts Maker in the Great American Maker Search presented by ArtFire!

Nancy Matsudaira is truly devoted to her handicraft of fabric accessories, fun plushies and more! Her work is amazing and we think you’ll agree.

Nancy set herself apart by gathering her fan base for support and showed us her independence and dedication to handmade. She specializes in handmade crafts made with high quality fabrics and Japanese Washi papers, and loves anything beautiful or kawaii. Nancym4-avatar gms-fiberarts-badge Nancy creates handicraft items that she personally likes and enjoys, she offers a variety of fabric crafts from useful, functional items to fun plushies and pillows.
I am extremely excited and happy to be part of ArtFire and to be among so many talented artists!

Sushi Plushie

ArtFire: As a Great Maker, what inspires you to make the amazing things you do?

Nancy: My love of sewing and having others enjoy my handcrafted items…useful, functional items as well as fun creations like cute plushies and fun pillows.

Yuzen Chiyogami washi MAGNETIC BOOKMARK

BELT LOOP LANYARD fabric wristlet key fob

ArtFire: What makes your craft special, compared to other makers who make similar items?

Nancy: I take pride in promoting things that are handcrafted. I take the time to create quality items, using the highest quality materials…including beautiful fabrics imported from Japan.

French Bulldog Mini Wallet – Fabric Credit Card Holder

ArtFire: What else can  you tell us about your craft? Nancy: I love anything beautiful or kawaii. “Kawaii” is the Japanese word for “cute.” I enjoy sewing and design. I like to make items that are useful and have a function, and that are fun! I offer a big selection of fabric pouches, wallets, items for the home, things for the office, things for travel, fun and whimsical things!

Nancy's gallery setup

Nancy’s gallery setup


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