Diana Bear's Profile

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Remarkable & insanely delightful is how I would describe the tactile sensation of riffling through my fabric stash at my home studio. There is so much joy in every yard of fabric I own that I hate to part with it, but my creative energy compels me to make each yard a worthy project. Each piece of fabric seems to have a mind of its own as I wrestle it into submission, creating what will eventually be a little purse. Sometimes, even raising my voice at my lovely fabrics… but I digress. My love for fabrics and simple hand stitching is what I enjoy… simple as that.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles California, by immigrant parents, in a multi generational household. My love for hand stitching came early for me while sitting at my grandmother’s side. I was lucky to have been raised in our Mexican heritage where grandmothers are loved and respected. It was my ‘abuelita’ that taught me the love of hand embroidery. I loved the…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 31
  • Joined January 20, 2012

Favorite materials

Fabric, thread, beads, color, quilting thread, tassels, embroidery, shells, batiks, silks, wool, french ribbon, hand dyed

About

Remarkable & insanely delightful is how I would describe the tactile sensation of riffling through my fabric stash at my home studio. There is so much joy in every yard of fabric I own that I hate to part with it, but my creative energy compels me to make each yard a worthy project. Each piece of fabric seems to have a mind of its own as I wrestle it into submission, creating what will eventually be a little purse. Sometimes, even raising my voice at my lovely fabrics… but I digress. My love for fabrics and simple hand stitching is what I enjoy… simple as that.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles California, by immigrant parents, in a multi generational household. My love for hand stitching came early for me while sitting at my grandmother’s side. I was lucky to have been raised in our Mexican heritage where grandmothers are loved and respected. It was my ‘abuelita’ that taught me the love of hand embroidery. I loved the beautiful colors! Although I have since moved on to other techniques and sewing projects, grandma’s memory is still with me in each piece I make. When she passed I was bequeathed her thimble. It is among my most treasured objects. I use it to this day in each item I make, keeping my Grandmother’s spirit alive.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I hope you love your purse as much I as I enjoyed making it. I encourage you to always Be Remarkable & Insanely Delightful.

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