About the Artisan
Nancy Hunt Textile Artisan
Let me take a few moments to introduce myself…
Sewing has been a part of my life for a very long time. I can still clearly remember my first project, "sew on a button”. It was a required skill as a member of a Brownie troop. At the time, it was quite a challenge but I eventually improved my sewing skills and and developed a passion to create items with attention to detail, function and quality. Many years later I the owner of this multi-faceted home based sewing business The Master's Pieces.
The first of my designs came from a desire to make a birthday gift for my aunt, Elaine. She was the quilter who inspired me and started on my own personal quilting fabric “stash”. While creating her gift, my own hands were experiencing pain from arthritis so I designed a product that might help me and others with this discomfort. “The Original Mug Cozy©”, a comfort aid to assist in carrying hot and cold beverages, was the result. My aunt received the very first mug cozy as her birthday present.
So in 1995, as a stay-at-home-mom with a much loved sewing hobby, I began a journey that has evolved into this business. Soon "The Original Mug Cozy" was being sold in local shops and other designs soon followed.
It has been a challenging and also rewarding experience. I very much appreciate all those who have helped and inspired me. I also try to share what I have learned to help others.
Recently I discovered a quality cotton textile that I now almost exclusively use in my sewing business. It beautifully showcases both traditional and contemporary designs. I purchase the fabrics , create the designs and do all the production for shops I supply here on PEI, in Atlantic Canada and beyond. I also like to share my excitement of working with these beautiful textiles, so I have made them available to purchase.
Sam, my golden retriever, and I love visitors and we welcome you to visit us at the studio's gift shop on our natural wooded property. We are very fond of quilters too and have a special spot in our hearts for the patient quilter's husband!