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Today’s Events

  • Oct 31
    Tara Murino-Brault "Illuminations" Oct 31 to Dec 30 @Wolff Gallery
  • Nov 1
    Issac Layman - Never Was A Thing Nov 01 to Dec 29 @Elizabeth Leach Gallery
  • Nov 1
    Ralph Pugay - A Spiritual Guide to Brute Force Nov 01 to Dec 22 @Upfor Gallery
  • Dec 4
    Chasing Sophia Dec 04 to Jan 19 @Froelick Gallery
  • Dec 4
    The Immigrant Experience Dec 04 to Dec 29 @Blackfish Gallery
  • Dec 4
    HIBIKI MIYAZAKI – Paintings, Prints & Sculptures Dec 04 to Dec 29 @Augen Gallery
  • Dec 5
    Reverence - Jeffrey Conley Dec 05 to Jan 19 @Charles A. Hartman Fine Art
  • Dec 6
    Serena Barton - Marking Time Dec 06 to Dec 29 @Gallery 114
  • Dec 6
    The Eternal Magic of Our Soul Dec 06 to Jan 02 @Pearl Gallery and Framing
  • Dec 6
    Winter Group Exhibition Dec 06 to Dec 22 @Butters Gallery

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Nicholas Wheeler, Fashion Artist

Bags handmade with love in Portland, Oregon.
Website Wheeler Bag Co.
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I don't remember when I learned to sew. It was when I was very young, to be sure. My dad ran a canvas shop (making mostly custom boat covers and tents) out of our basement, and later a shop behind our house. The first year I worked for him I earned $4 an hour, each year afterwards I earned a dollar an hour more. Dad says that every time I got a new hobby I'd make a new bag for myself to carry all of my supplies. As an adult I started sewing quilts, clothes, and bags as a way to step away from the computer at the end of my work days as a graphic designer. But now it's become more. I hope to follow in Dad's footsteps and make a career out of sewing canvas (and whatever else fits under my presser foot). I hope you'll follow along and buy a bag or two along the way.