Hi, I am Mardie, a 26-year old Japanologist and crazy about sewing, novelty fabrics and Japan! In my Etsy shop I sell handmade Japan-inspired fabric treasures like wallets, bento bags, keychains and craft packages.


In 2009 I started studying Japanse Culture & Languages at Leiden University, The Netherlands. During my studies I worked at Japanmuseum SieboldHuis as a receptionist, and did the occasional craft workshop on Sunday afternoons.

After graduating in 2014 I made the switch to full-time sewing teacher and workshop conductor. From late 2015 to March 2018 I taught Japanese craft workshops at museums, schools and companies. I also taught sewing classes and sewing-related workshops at Handwerkstudio Leiden in the same time period. I left the studio in March 2018 after a great time in Leiden with my fellow craft colleagues!

2018 – onward

In 2018 I will focus on my Etsy shop and developing sewing patterns, thereby moving away from workshops and course teaching. Stay tuned and follow my blog for new updates!



Hanabachi Creative
Alphen aan den Rijn
KVK: 62167766

Studio & mail address

Handwerkstudio Leiden
Vollersgracht 14
2403AL Leiden


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