She loves starting with a soft fabric and watching it take structure with handles and the ability to hold lots of stuff.
"My favorite thing about sewing is taking a block of fabric and seeing what it becomes," she said.
Having a part-time, home-based business allows her to be a stay-at-home mom to Eva, 4, and Calvin, 2.
A graduate of Fairmont State, she is also a substitute teacher in Harrison County.
Her goal is to make sewing a full-time career, and she believes her exposure in Tamarack will play a role in that. Her purses at Tamarack range in price from $60 to $185. Wallets are $24. She makes only two or three that appear similar so that purchasers can count on having a bag that is different.
She said business has been picking up with the holidays drawing near.
Cindy Whitlock, marketing director for Tamarack, said, "Suzanne is an extraordinary artist and we are looking forward to seeing more of her work. She is exceptional. We are excited to have her."
She said Kniceley is among a number of younger artisans recently juried into Tamarack where shoppers are sure to find quality, made-in-West Virginia wares.
"We are pushing 2,000 juried artists, including musicians, performers, book authors and fine artists," Whitlock said.
To learn more about Kniceley Sewn, email ...@kniceleysewn.com or call 304-641-4329.
Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia offers a statewide collection of handmade crafts, art and cuisine. Tamarack is located off I-77/I-64 in Beckley. For more information go to www.tamarackwv.com or call 1-88-TAMARACK.
Contact writer Charlotte Ferrell Smith at charlo...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1246.