Meet Rebecca Sammon, Angela Sharp, and Kezzie Chudler, the talented gals of Stitch248, three women that carefully select beautiful fabric and add their own design elements to create unique and inspired accessories. It all started over a glass of wine like so many great idea's do! Every week they would meet up to knit or sew and gradually their love of fabric won out. They all live extremely busy lives and loved the opportunity to escape from all of that into the creative process. The more they began to sew, the more people asked them where they sold their bags and requested custom orders. The choice to form Stitch248 came from a real desire to create something beautiful and functional using gorgeous fabric with functional design. The truth is they also needed a way to fund their obsessive fabric buying habits!How long have you been creating your art work?
Between the three of us, 35 years!
What makes your art work distinctive or unique?
Carefully selected and unusual fabrics. We love to bring our own flair to classic, functional, and time-tested designs. Being able to produce on a small scale allows us to pay close attention to detail and quality.What inspired you to start creating your art work & how did you turn it into a business?
We've always been drawn to and inspired by color and design, whether in a painting, a thoughtfully designed building, tile work, or of course, fabric! We started to get a little more adventurous and tried out some new sewing patterns. Before long, we found we had more bags than we knew what to do with...hard to imagine, we know! With a gentle push from a close friend, we applied to our first art fair and that was it, we were hooked! We feel incredibly lucky to have been able to form Stitch248 and actually be able to earn money doing something that we are all so passionate about.What do you love about the creative process?
It often begins with the fabric. We could stare at, touch, and drool over fabric for countless hours. We love to combine gorgeous fabric with functional design to create the perfect luxurious bag or whimsical clutch. What do you enjoy doing besides making art?
"It is the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting" ~ Alchemist, Paulo Cuelho
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