Cindy Young | Sew Buffalo

How long have you been an artisan? How did your particular skillset develop over time?

I have been an artisan for about 5 years. After retiring I took up sewing again, which had always been a hobby. I started quilting and then decorating items with appliques. After my daughter drew me a Buffalo design, I decided to concentrate on that one design as my special motif.

Please describe your work / product.

I applique my original design on household textiles and baby items and luggage tags. All of my products are very individual and handmade. Not mass-produced, with never more than 4-6 of a particular design or color combination. Clients can custom order to their specification.

Who are some of your favorite artisans / makers in the region? Who amongst your peers inspires your work?

My favorite artisans in Buffalo are Nikki Benatovich and Christine Kellerman.

How long have you been a business. owner in WNY?

I have been a business owner for 4 years. 

How long have you been a part of Buffalo Women’s Gifts?

This is my 3rd year with Women’s Gifts.

Where can people see / purchase your work year-round?

My products can be purchased at Thin Ice, Village Artisans, Buffalo Outfitters, and the Buffalo Niagara store in the airport. But a great selection can be viewed on my Sew Buffalo Facebook, where orders or requests can be placed.

I will be participating:

The Wurlitzer Craft and Gift showcase, Nov 24

Buffalo Women’s Gifts, Nov 30

Kris Kringle Faire, Dec 1

Totally Buffalo Xmas, Dec 7, 8

UUCB Christmas Show, Dec 14

Xmas Pop Up at Marriott, Dec 21

Hotel Henry Holiday Market, Dec 22