Hi, my name is Maaike! I grew up in Belgium but have been calling Australia home for the past 10 years.
As a mum, I needed a creative and fun hobby that took me away from the daily chores…. So I picked up sewing again and was hooked! I wanted to make my kids the cool clothes I love, and pieces for me that would fit properly... but I couldn’t find the unique fabrics I wanted in Australia!
So I went out looking for them, and started the MaaiDesign fabric store to share them with the rest of Australia. MaaiDesign is an online fabric store specialising in unique and gorgeous European fabrics.
“Maai” is pronounced just like “My”. MaaiDesign is, therefore, a reference to the joy of handmaking. Because whatever you sew, you can call it “My Design!”
I have a blog as well, have a look there if you’d like to see what I’ve been sewing. And don’t forget to sign up to my newsletter on my website to find out about new products and promotions!
I also love sewing in a social environment, so I am planning on organising sewing events too. So I look forward to meeting other ASG members soon. I will be attending the Guild's NSW Industry Day on 24th September, so maybe I’ll see you there!