I am a mother of four who likes to create things, especially with needles and thread.  You can find my pattern line – Epida Designs – at Craftsy.com.

Many of my designs are inspired by traditional Korean patchwork – pojagi.  I had the privilege of studying this technique when I lived in South Korea with my family.


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  1. Hi there, I’m also based in South Korea this year and I’m trying desperately to find some shops that sell knitting and crochet wool and accessories as I couldn’t fit them in my suitcase over here! I live between Jinhae and Busan and I read your post on the fabric shops which sold wool. Where are you based exactly, I need some projects to do even if it means travelling to get some!
    Thank you for any help you can give me.


    1. I live in Ulsan, about an hour north of Busan. There are some shops here, but nothing that would be worth traveling that far. In Busan, the Busanjin market is a large market that has household goods and a lot of fabric. I have not been there yet, but I would imagine that it has wool. In Ulsan there are little shops that do custom knitting and crocheting. The walls are full of different types and colours of yarn. If there is an “old downtown” in your area, not big department stores, that would be a place to look – maybe near custom Hanbok shops. Good luck in your search. If I find anything else, I’ll let you know.


  2. I would love to talk to you! My family is planning a trip to Korea this summer and I am fascinated by Korean textile art and would LOVE to buy some supplies while there so that I can make some things when I return home. We will be visiting Pusan, for sure, as our youngest child was born in Changwon, just south of Pusan, and we plan to travel down that way to see where he was born (we adopted him in 2003 and this will be his first trip back).


  3. I received the pojagi piece–and thank you! It is so special and especially neat to be able to feel the material and see the construction.


  4. Hi there. I live in Seoul since a few months and am looking to buy a sewing machine here. Any suggestions where to look for them? I have seen some Brother’s in Lotte Mart but they were over priced … Thanks for a reply!


    1. Maybe on g-market.co.kr That’s where I got my machine from. It’s been okay, but not great for long-term. It depends on how long you want to use it.

      I know we have a Brother dealer in town, but I didn’t find it until I had my machine. I think they sell refurbished machines there as well. If I had known, that may have been a way to get a better machine for the same price. Good luck!


  5. Thank you so much for your wonderful tutorials on pojagi. I am a quilter and just returned from holiday in Seoul where I fell in love with the pojagi. I wanted to take a class, but it did not work out. I purchased some beautiful silk pieces, natural dyed in Insa-don and with your tutorial will attempt to make a piece. I am currently living in Shanghai and have enjoyed traveling in Asia and exploring needlecraft. Thank you again – I will let you know how my project turns out.


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