Photoshoot featuring sewist Choisie Nyemba

Meet Choisie Nyemba —

Choisie is a sewer, originally from Congo, and is now settling into her 5th year living in Southern Maine. She recently launched her own business primarily sewing purses, tote sets, clothing, and occasionally beaded accessories. As a 2022 graduate & Textile Business Fellowship recipient from Common Threads of Maine, a non-profit sewing school in Westbrook, she is constantly trying new ideas with this recent knowledge of textile construction. Earlier this summer she also took part in the BlueWrap Runway show, designing and debuting a beautiful dress on the runway. Choisie has named her business CN BAKUA, a nod to her paternal family name back in Congo.

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Content Creator: Michael D. Wilson
Driven almost entirely by curiosity Michael D Wilson wants nothing more than to connect with people and show what it is that makes them unique individuals. Michael is passionate about photography and is forever in search of people that are equally as passionate about their lives and work. He always says “The best part about photography is an excuse to meet new people and learn something from them.” After a half-decade of assisting photographer, Martin Schoeller, Michael and his partner settled in Maine. Maine and New England provide endless opportunities for interesting and inspiring assignments as well as potential personal projects.

2022 Funders:

The 2022 Maine Craft Content Project is generously funded by the Onion Foundation, Maine Arts Commission & many individual donors. With this funding the Maine Crafts Association provided eight Maine craft artists with new online content to support their practices, tell their stories and grow their businesses.

The Maine Crafts Association is a 501(c)(3) which builds upon Maine’s rich craft traditions by nurturing a vibrant, supportive, inclusive craft community with educational programs and resources.

Our ability to accomplish our mission and help artists thrive is reliant on individual contributions.