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Mira Brings Along Her Passion For Sewing

Mira Kwon, 56, gave up her job as a nurse to share her sewing skills with people. Originally from South Korea, Ms Kwon has been residing in Fiji with her
05 Sep 2016 10:00
Mira Brings Along Her Passion For Sewing
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Mira Kwon, 56, gave up her job as a nurse to share her sewing skills with people.

Originally from South Korea, Ms Kwon has been residing in Fiji with her husband for the last 10 years.

“I have been sewing since my childhood. I learnt sewing from my mother,” she said.

Ms Kwon said she always wanted to become a painter but her father did not allow her to pursue that dream.

Though she became a nurse, her love for sewing never faded.

“After two years, I gave up my nursing profession and stared to teach sewing in Korea,” she said.

Ms Kwon said she was part of the Na Koro Market yesterday because she wanted children to learn how to sew and make toys out of fabrics.

“Last month children learned how to make an owl from fabric and this month I am teaching them how to make a chicken toy out of fabric.

“Every month in the Na Koro Market, children will learn different things,” she said.

“Na Koro Market is the best platform where I can teach children how to sew,” she said.

Since 2008, Ms Kwon has run quilting classes at her home in Raiwaqa, Suva, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

She said she imports fabric from Korea and used bula material fabric to do her sewing.

Aside from toys, Ms Kwon also sews blankets, purses, embroidery bags and pillow cases.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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