Today we’re introducing a new Urban Threadster to our crew. Please welcome our new artist, Caitlin! She’ll be sharing a little bit on the blog now and then. She’s going to tell us a little bit about herself, and then share some of her favorites from our flickr pool. Here Caitlin strikes up a yoga pose and tells us a little about herself…
Hello! My name is Caitlin! I am so lucky to be a new member of the Urban Threads crew.
I am native Midwesterner, recently returned from a 10-year adventure in Los Angeles, CA. While residing in the City of Angels, I went to art school at the Art Center College of Design, and ate tons of avocados and Mexican food. I also fell in love with a handsome Californian and married him. The rest of the time I was drawing, painting, animating, sewing, crafting, or doing yoga. My favorite parts of art school were drawing and painting naked people and sewing up a huge interactive installation of giant leaf-shaped pillows for playing in. (They currently live at a preschool, where they are well loved.)
Eventually, I found my way to designing textiles for Alexander Henry Fabrics, where I could draw and paint and sew to my heart’s content. The transition from textile design to embroidery design was easy and obvious! I am so grateful to be a part of the awesomeness that is Urban Threads!! I am always excited to contribute to the fabulous mash-up of drawing, embroidery, crafting, and design.
I am actually so crafty I make people! I am currently expecting a little girl, named Olive, in March. Yay!
Caitlin is joining us as a full time illustrator. You’ve probably already seen some of her cute and quirky designs come up. We’re so happy to have her with us! Now, on to the flickr roundup!
I thought I’d share some of the wintery catches I had, after ice fishing in the UT flicker pool!
I am in love with this Yeti Hat by Giliell. There is so much cuteness going on in this situation I am having trouble using words to describe it! It’s a perfect winter monster snuggle!
Woodland Creature Stuffie Ornaments by timewrinker! These have even been upcycled from a red wool blazer, with faux suede and satin appliques. I am starting a wish list for next year already.
Eigennaht creates such gorgeous work using embroidery. There are tons of her treasures floating around the flickr pool. I want to wear this entire outfit as soon as I am done carrying a tiny person around inside me.
I think this embroidered card by lacerslife would be welcome in my mailbox any time of year!
Rhonda created this super cute cozy coat to keep her mom’s pup warm. In the meantime, this radical stuffed dog gets all the glory.
Ganz und Garn produced this winning combination of embroidery and pampering. These hot and cold packs will soothe aching shoulders after a day bent over an embroidery machine. Crafting win!
Judy stitched this fantastic pillow for her mom, who loved it. I love it too. I like to imagine Santa spending his January’s sailing through the Caribbean as a jolly pirate.
For a long winter’s beauty sleep, rest your head on this Sleeping Beauty embroidered pillow by Tracy. The corset laced back will make each beauty rest more glamorous.
Thank you for sharing all the radical work that you do on the flickr site, and spreading the embroidery love around. There is more and more creative stitchery up every day so keep coming back to take a look or upload your own!