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Lead Seamstress of Ceremonies

Name: Nicole (@Penny.Lane.Dreadful)

Hometown: Pittsburgh

Briggs: INFJ

Creative inspiration/icon/muse/role model: Marilyn Manson ♡

Favorite local spot: Dobra Tea in Squirrel Hill

What 3 artists are you vibing to right now?:

1. Alexander McQueen (late fashion designer)

2. Fiona Apple

3. The music and fashion of the late Amy Winehouse

Favorite Quote: "Now begin in the middle, and laterlearn the beginning; the end will take care of itself." -Harlan Ellison

What are you reading right now? The Asylym, True Tales of Madness from a Life in Fashion by Simon Doonan.

How you hooked up with Knotzland: I discovered Knotzland through a local coffee shop in Pittsburgh, when the owner informed me the creator was in need of a seamstress. I saw an article in Local Pittsburgh about the company and fell in love. It was truly an inspiration and fate that intertwined us together.

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Production Assist

Name: Shayla Cummins

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa

Briggs: ENFJ-A

Creative inspiration/ Artist: Janelle Monáe (she dares to be different)

Favorite local spot: Arsenal Cider House

What 3 artists are you vibing to right now?: Bruno Mars, Demi Lovato, & Beyoncé

Favorite quote(s): "If you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different from the world.” - Elaine S. Dalton

"You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink"

How you hooked up with Knotzland:

The art of conversation with an Uber Driver. My husband driving for uber at the time actually met Nisha during a ride. Through simple conversation, catching up as they found out they knew each other through mutual friends mention my passion for sewing and desire to get back into it. After a Saturday sewing session at Knotzland with some local woman, the rest is history.

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Production Assist

Name: Jocelyn ( @boobshirt)

Hometown: Austin, TX

Briggs: INFP

Creative inspiration: different cultures, estate sales, speakeasies

Favorite local spot: back wall bar at Or, the Whale (at the moment)

What 3 artists are you vibing to right now?: Bill Bensley, Beethoven, Tom Dixon

Favorite quote(s): “Every man’s life is a fairytale written by God’s hand.” - H.C. Anderson

"Suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope." - Romans 5:3-4

What are you reading right now?: What Remains by Carole Radziwill

How you hooked up with Knotzland:Serendipity. Radiant Hall’s open studio tour + a clear plastic cup of wine + an itch to get back onto my sewing machine.


Founder

Name: Nisha (@nat.u.ral | @NaturalKnotz)

E: nisha@knotzland.com

Hometown: Pittsburgh

Briggs: INFJ

Creative inspiration/icon/muse/role model: My Mom, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Diane Von Furstenberg, Oprah, Michelle Obama, & anyone I've ever seen rock the hell out of something (Vintage).

Favorite local spot: Ace hotel, Dana's Bakery, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse &Market Street Grocery & Wine Bar, amazzzing spots!

What 3 artists are you vibing to right now?: New Vinyls from Jerrys

Favorite Quote (s): "Go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission." -Grace Hopper

"Let us not grow weary in well doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up." [ Galatians 6:9]

What are you reading right now? The Adversity Advantage - Paul Stoltz

For Speaking and workshop inquiries: Goto Knotzland.com/NishaBlackwell or click here