It's a little later than I had intended, but I finally launched my second Etsy shop this week, called Crewel Sister. I will be selling original embroidery creations, based on nature imagery and concepts in folk horror, or general occult/gothic imagery, along with anything else that catches my fancy. The 1960s/1970s retro look is a big inspiration, but so is more antique embroidery. We'll see what happens!
Here are the first few items that I have up for sale, incorporating some imagery that I found appealing. For instance, an all-seeing cosmic eye in a bare tree.
Some gothic poisonous flower imagery, incorporating an antique looking design with a skull and a violet or pansy.
And of course, I can't resist a nod to my gothic paperback book covers, with a lady with long hair traversing a moonlit night with a candelabra...
I'll be experimenting with some retro designs that make me think of the embroidery kits that I saw as a kid in the 1970s as well.
My favorite subjects right now are these little classic traditional embroidery icons, which nonetheless suggest something from a world of fantasy and magic.
I will also offer custom work and commissions, within my range of ability, and on similar topics.
Please check back to see what else comes along, and "favorite" my shop on Etsy for more!
Through May 1, 2017 you can get $5 off your purchase with the code 5FORFRIENDS. If you're reading this, you're a friend!