Monday, September 19, 2011

Meet the Artist and Giveaway: Stephanie from Weird Woolly Designs

One thing I LOVE about Etsy is that every once in awhile I find something really unique.
This was the case when I encountered Stephanie from Weird Woolly Designs.
Stephanie has graciously agreed to giveaway
a $35 gift certificate to Weird Woolly Designs!

Wood Grain Embroidered Art:   "A Soft Wood"
Buy it here
Have you noticed a trend in embroidery in your Etsy feed?
The hoop is like the new canvas! Well, Stephanie was in on it long before the crowd!
I think Stephanie is an artist to keep your eye on when it comes to trend setting.

I was pleasantly surprised by a lovely package in the mail from Stephanie the other day.
She sent me this fun little work of art:


Mini Embroidered Hoop, Pop Art Flowers
Buy it here
I just had to take a close-up to show you the fine detail and craftmanship 
that Stephanie puts into her work:


I love the fibrous texture and really enjoy the colors Stephanie has chosen to make this one of a kind treasure. Let's get to know the artist while having a look at some of her other masterpieces.


Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A:  I’m a craftepreneur, a blogger, and an animal lover.  In my craft-making endeavors I’m primarily an embroiderer and surface designer.  Recently I’ve been getting into a lot of graphic, digital and fabric design.  I live in the great city of Louisville, KY with my husband and my cat Beans.

Q: If you were stuck on a desert island, what 3 things would you want with you?
A:  Embroidery floss, a needle and pie -my favorite food.  (I’ve watched enough Man vs. Wild to know how to find fresh water and items that can be used as an embroidery hoop and fabric J).

Q: When did you learn to embroider?
A:  I learned how to crochet when I was about 8 or 9.  Soon after that I taught myself how to embroider.


Q: Do you have any other hidden talents?
A:  I’m an eggplant farmer and a French horn player



Modern Embroidery Art:  Lifeline in Blue
Buy it here

Q: Use 3 words to describe yourself/your style.

A:  Detailed, Retro-modern, Pop art


Q: What inspires you?
A: I love wonderful fabrics, lots of color and polka dots.  I also get inspiration from gardening and baking.

Q: What do you think makes your work unique?
A:  My style is unique in that it’s kind of a modern, graphic design version of embroidery.  Also, the way that I incorporate paint and embroidery into my work, along with using various types of threads in a single design, make it unusual. 


Q: Why Etsy? Do you sell your work outside of Etsy?
A:  I’ve always loved Etsy for how they promote crafters and the handmade industry.  I like the fact that Etsy isn’t just a website for selling products but it’s also a community.  In the past I’ve sold my work in local boutiques.  Currently I’m selling mainly on Etsy but I’m looking into some on-demand manufacturing sites as well (like Fine Art America, Spoonflower, etc).
Pattern- DETAILED VERSION,  Hula Hoops Embroidery
Buy it here

Q: What do you find most challenging about Etsy?
A:  Getting my products seen among such a large pool of items.

Q: Where do you promote your shop?
A:  I write about all of my crafty adventures on my blog Weird and Woolly: Crafting a Life.  I also have a Facebook fan page and I’m on Twitter.

Q: Are you on any Etsy teams?
A: I’m on about 10 teams including Etsy Friends, Etsy Needle Arts Team and Louisville on Etsy.

Q: What are your future plans for your work?
A:  I’ve recently started designing DIY embroidery patterns and I plan to create many more of those.  I’ll also keep making my embroidered wall hangings as well as turning my designs into fabric, stationery, linens, and fine art prints.  I guess the sky’s the limit!

Ready to win a gift certificate to Weird Woolly Designs? I thought so. It's easy, here's how it goes:



How to Enter the Giveaway:

1. Follow this blog
and leave a comment here saying you did.

2. "Heart" WeirdWoolyDesigns on Etsy
and leave a separate comment here saying you did.


3. "Like" Weird Woolly Designs on Facebook and let them know I sent you
and leave a separate comment here saying you did.


4. "Tweet" about the Weird Woolly Designs Giveaway
and leave a separate comment here saying you did.


Don't forget to visit the Giveaway Page for other great giveaways :)

Fine Print:
Only 4 entries per household please
1 winner will be chosen September 29th at midnight PST
Winner will be chosen by random.org
Entries will be validated
Winner will be announced here
Winner will have 3 days to contact me, 

after which a new winner will be chosen

Must be 18 years of age or older to enter 

66 comments:

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  2. This Etsy shop was already a favorite shop of mine (houseofplush).

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  3. I like the FB page (Suzanne Gregg).

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  4. What beautiful embroidery. <3 I am following this blog! My email is mtaggart4852(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I have given Stephanie's etsy shop my heart. Love the Lifeline in Blue square canvas.

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  24. Tweeted:

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  51. I follow Weird & Wooly Designs on facebook as Alison Faith Tolar and I commented.

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  63. Sorry to delete your comment Sari, the giveaway closed last night at midnight. Winner to be announced shortly! In the mean time, visit the giveaway tab above :)

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