Medium Small Workshop was started by Kathryn Fujihara. Working a 40-hour job in the financial industry took a toll on her mental and physical health. So, with the encouragement and support of her husband, she left the office world and began the pursuit of her true passion-creativity!
As an aspiring fiber artist, she began creating her own fabrics inspired by her childhood growing up in Hawaii. Many of her original fabrics recall local island joys like sweet shave ice on Saturdays at Baldwin's candy store, SPAM musubi picnics on the beach and even souvenir pineapples sent to relatives in the Mainland from the airport.
She also pays homage to the olden days of Hawaii in many of her creations. Materials upcycled from classic aloha shirts are reminiscent of her dad's work shirts. Colorful Hawaiian palaka stirs up images of the traditional paniolo. Pieces of vintage fabrics bring back memories of grandma's favorite muumuu and mom's colorful patchwork blankets.