Meet the Staff

Nicola Day the owner and founder of Hipstitch, is the eldest of 14 children.  She began sewing her own clothes around age 11. As a young adult, Nicola came to the US from Stoke-on-Trent England and landed on the island of Nantucket. There she worked in a sewing store and developed a line of purses which she sold in boutiques across the U.S. After settling down in Newton, MA, she has followed her entrepreneurial spirit by opening Hipstitch!

 

Amy Ng is a Pennsylvania native and life-long crafting enthusiast.  Her sewing skills were built over the years with help from her mother, self-tutelage (thanks, internet!), and summer work at an alterations shop. She loves working with kids of all ages, has a degree in education, and even spent two years teaching English to elementary-aged children in Beijing. Amy is currently enrolled at the Boston School of Fashion Design, learning new skills to pass on to the Hipstitch students!

 

Kate Plossious holds a BA in Photography with a minor in Art History and worked in human resources for years. She is an avid crafter, passionate re-creator, and ardent painter. After having her two sons, Kate returned to her artistic roots, teaching and working with children of many ages. Her creative gifts and love for teaching are paramount to everything she does at Hipstitch! 

 

Paulina Rozenberg is a fifth-year student at Parsons The New School for Design in NYC studying fashion design and photography. She began working at HipStitch her sophomore year of Newton North High School and fell in love. She is currently studying abroad for a year in Paris, which she hopes will give her a better understanding of the Fashion Industry. She hopes to start her own Fashion line when she graduates.

 

 

 

 

Tanya Kaya has been sewing since she was eight years old. She remembers coming to Hipstitch when she was young and fell in love. In her spare time, she enjoys designing and sewing her own clothes and has aspirations of becoming a fashion designer when she is older. Tanya loves teaching and inspiring young children in the art of sewing.

  

 

 

 

 

Jessica Picanzo started sewing at the age of ten, and knitting and crocheting at 12! She is currently studying art and enjoys drawing, painting, and anything creative. Jess recently spent time in China teaching English to kids through arts and crafts lessons!
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Dawn Luna is new to Massachusetts and has a BA in Costume Design. She has designed and constructed costumes from Off-Broadway to Feature Films. For the last five years She built custom character costumes and styled all of the wigs for Universal Studios Hollywood theme park. Dawn is a proud mother of a wonderful little boy and enjoys spending her free time with her family and two cats.