Mira brings along her pas­sion for sewing

Fiji Sun - - Nation - SHAHANI MALA shahani.mala@fi­jisun.com.fj

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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