Hello! My name is Tammy Roussell, founder of Mitsy Kit, an organization with a social mission, providing adaptive kits and training that enables people of all abilities to remove barriers and participate in activities that help improve quality of life.
Our flagship product, The Mitsy Kit sewing and quilting kit, provides adapted materials and training to enable the blind, elderly, memory impaired, and all others young and old, to enjoy hand sewing and quilting using their sense of touch in place of eyesight.
I was initially inspired to develop this touch based sewing and quilting process for my mother, Mitsy, a former seamstress, after she lost her eyesight due to Retinitis Pigmentosa.
After realizing the dramatic improvement this had on my mother’s quality of life, I was compelled to make it into a kit so that others could benefit in the greater blind and visually impaired community.
Soon after launching Mitsy Kit, it became apparent that the kit was useful and enjoyable for more than just the blind and visually impaired due to the ease of use, ability to use in a group setting, and quick to accomplish, quality product results!
We have been excited to see broad success by those using the Mitsy kit, in addition to the blind and visually impaired, including those with memory impairment, autism, aphasia, traumatic brain injury, and other seniors and children with or without physical or cognitive disability. The kits make great activities between children, parents, grand-parents, and great grand-parents!
There are currently over twenty Mitsy Kit sewing and quilting projects to choose from with a selection of just right challenge kits to make pillows, tote bags, hand-bags, clutches, quilts / blankets, and more including no sew fabric craft options.
Our customers include individuals and organizations who purchase our products and services to support individual sewing and crafting needs, as well as group activities in residential and rehabilitation communities.
Although our current products are sewing and quilting focused, we are committed in the long term to designing new kits to meet the needs of the diverse population we serve.
We look forward to hearing from you on how we can best serve your individual or group activities!