The Stitch Witch is Kendra Symbal.
Kendra comes from a long line of seamstresses including a couple names that may be familiar to those in the Marquette area, Superior Sewing and Sew For You (now operating as The Sail Loft in Munising). As well as, Merry Mary's Leather & Art Studio. Some may also remember Kendra from her early years in the business of sewing when she operated under the business name of Sew Fun!, in Marquette before moving to Wisconsin. In Wisconsin she set up, Sew In', a traveling tailor business. Then went on to become The Stitch Witch when she then set up a permanent shop in Ashland, WI, on October 31, 2008. Kendra was sad to close The Stitch Witch, this was due to her husband's new job in Marquette. But as we all have heard, "when on door closes, another one opens", this has been true for Kendra as well, who has set up shop again. The Stitch Witch of Marquette, is currently a home based business, as there may be little witches flying around! Please no walk in's. Kendra has the intention of a store front business again but in few years down the road! All things in due time :) As for the meantime, Kendra is quite thrilled to be back close to family and friends once missed.
1991-4 Shorewood High School- Shorewood, WI, Theater Dept. Costumes, Altering and Construction.
Dry Cleaners- In house seamstress- Light Alterations and repairs Shorewood, WI & Bangor, ME
2001 Apprenticed with Cathy Runing Randall in Clothing Alterations & Repairs At The Sewing Studio in Marquette, MI.
2002 Opened My first sewing business,Sew Fun! in Marquette, MI
2003 Moved to Washburn, WI Opened Sew In' a traveling seamstress service, this was a semi-home based business.Where picking up garments and fitting garments at a clients home or business was a convieince to the client, and were returned garments upon completion.
November 3, 2008 Opened The Stitch Witch business at the Ashland Area Enterprise Center. The Stitch Witch. Located at 422 3rd Street W, Suite 117 Ashland, WI 54806
December 3, 2008 Ribbon cutting with the Ashland Chamber of Commerce.
September 30, 2010 Closed Ashland, WI Stitch Witch operation, in preparation for moving to Michigan.
December 2011 Did a few random sewing jobs to keep busy in Munising, MI, while we were trying to find the perfect house to buy that would suit our family and a business!
February 16, 2011 Registered with Marquette County a DBA for The Stitch Witch
March 2011 Unofficially open for business, still settling in and opening boxes!
Tentatively planning an open house in the fall, check back for more info!