Frau Amazona on 24 Feb, 2017
Love my <3 heart <3 patch!!! Was happy with the speed of shipment and really enjoyed the handmade touches within my package. Thanks Jen!!!
This mermaid has such a retro look. Love it!
Love these block print one-of-a-kind patches!
Jitterbug Handmade was born in the mountains of Kamloops, B.C. out of restless desire to print and create patterns. It's the creation of Jen Schier, a graphic/web designer with a background in art history.
In the summer of 2015, I began branching out further from graphic design and became interested in creating more fine art. I took some classes and began painting using watercolour and exploring other media. Everything clicked when one day I was using Photoshop and I created my first fruit pattern with one of my watercolour paintings. I was in LOVE. I decided that pattern making was the medium that I'd been dreaming of, and I wanted to dive into it completely.
Right away I wanted to create and print my own patterns and use them to create textile pieces, but printing digitally on fabric requires outsourcing to faraway fabric printers. I became interested in how I could print my own textiles. I've explored printmaking a little in the past, and when I realized block printing could be done easily at home with my own linocuts and hand-mixed inks, I went ahead and started printing in my home whenever I have an extra minute!
You can find my watercolour patterns which are now available as digitally printed fabrics at JitterbugHandmade.com, and I'm looking forward to incorporating these into my home-sewn creations in the near future.
*The name of Jitterbug came from my late father's pet name for myself. This little "jitterbug" was my first linocut and nows serves as my logo!
Prairie girl in the mountains. Graphic designer/ surface pattern designer. In love with block printing, watercolour and pattern design. Educated in Art History and a full time graphic/web designer.
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