Hello ! I'm Sonia, I am 39, and I am the natural dyer, seamstress, designer & maker of all things for Cozy Memories. My studio is based in sunny southern France, where I happily live with my husband, our two sons & our cat Pitou, in a small house with a small yet very enjoyable garden !
I make a point at creating homewares & accessories with natural materials exclusively (linen, hemp, cotton, organic cotton, wool, silk), but I also like to repurpose some materials, as well as using other wares (ceramic beads & buttons mainly) handmade by other artisans around the world.
I enjoy hand embroidering and painting with watercolors, from time to time, when time allows & when inspiration strikes. Nature is a source of inspiration that never runs dry ! Nature photography is one of my most favorite hobbies. I like to travel across my region, capital & country, but I also enjoy other cultures and have a deep appreciation for Japan.
Last but not least, I use locally grown & responsibly foraged plants (as well as kitchen waste) for dyeing fabrics that I use for creating my wares. I use fresh plants (or fresh ones that I dried myself for later use) exclusively, and do not use dyeing extracts, which adds a little unpredictability & extra special touch to my dyeings.