More than a wall hanging, it is an heirloom.
Each item is completely hand embroidered on cotton using a variety of techniques and stitches; pricing includes UP TO TWO PEOPLE. Item is generally done in hoop with back covered in felt or fleece making it ready to hang. It can be completed flat without hoop allowing you to traditionally frame should you choose- just make sure to include specific finished dimensions in order.
Have a special piece of fabric you would like to use? No problem! What a great way to use that vintage quilt, table cloth, old garment, or baby blanket you have stored away. Make it something you will want to look at every day. I do all portrait types from infant to adult.
I work with appliqué, colored pencil, watercolor, & acrylic paint on cloth. When using alternative mediums cotton cloth is generally preferred- blended fabrics will not hold colored pencil, paint, etc. I also do ribbon work which would be included in pricing.
Items are quite labor intensive and may take as long as 8 weeks to complete, though they are generally done in half that time.
Most portraits occur over 50 hours of work!
What I need:
* the photo you’d like to use. Feel free to include additional photos of details if you would like
* any color preferences
* any items or text that you prefer be included.
* anything else that may be helpful (general mood of piece, personality trait, likes/dislikes, etc)
You may choose plain or patterned fabric of any general color. I will send pictures of swatches for approval, however, monitors may vary in display of color. Should you like a fabric swatch mailed to you prior to start of project I am happy to do this as well.
I want to make something beautiful that you will love and cherish for years to come. Don’t be shy if you have preferences, state them! Let’s work together. That said, I’m not afraid to surprise you either.
*Because of the labor of love involved in creating your custom portrait order all sales are final and returns and exchanges cannot be accepted. However, I am happy to send progress photos throughout project to allow for discussion of changes should you wish.
** International customers are welcome- please email me to discuss shipping details