About Feisty Needle
Deborah Parker - Owner
I was born in Scotland and was only 1 year old when my Parents decided to immigrate out to New Zealand my Grandmother raised me for that first year of my life a very special woman to all that new her everyone called her 'Mam'.
Her and my Granddad had moved from Ireland to Scotland and had 7 living children my Father being the youngest boy they lived through hard times.
My Mum had said when my Grandmother finally let go of me and passed me over when we departed for New Zealand by boat that I didn't stop crying.
A few short years later my Gran passed away peacefully with family by her side.
I have always felt her with me guiding me through life I inspire to have her strength and courage.
I come from a lineage of seamstresses from my Mothers side as well.
It was my Mum who taught me how to sew we would sit most weekends sewing and watching old movies.
My Mother sewed with precision I had to unpick a lot of my work it had to be made to a high standard which I gratefully thank her for today
Having worked in the fashion and beauty industry for the past 25 years and returning back to New Zealand with my husband to start a family
I wanted to settle into what is my passion
Now making garments from an era of my Grandmothers times and her as my guiding angel there was no other name to put onto my label than her name...
Feisty Needle Team