Andrea Coonick's Profile

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For the past 12 years I've been creating unique, refreshing, feel-good accessories for enhancing the home environment. Products are produced from my cozy little studio in Endicott, NY.

As a little girl, I always had and have an extreme fondness for candy. my nickname throughout childhood was Candy Andi. Always envisioning my designs as colorful soft sculpture creations and eye candy, the company name Candi Andi was born.

With a strong passion for textiles and being a fifth generation seamstress, there was never a question that I would cut out a career in textile art. My earliest teachings were from my mother always making me incredible clothing and owning a fabric store I was always playing with fabrics. To refine my craft I attended the Colorado Institute of Art, which lead my craft into the world of apparel and the many uses of patterns, fabrics…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 12
  • Joined May 6, 2009

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highest of quality luxurious materials that have a great hand and luster, crushed rayon velvet, silk, silk brocades, all natural organic flax seeds, buckwheat hulls, lavender blossoms

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About

For the past 12 years I've been creating unique, refreshing, feel-good accessories for enhancing the home environment. Products are produced from my cozy little studio in Endicott, NY.

As a little girl, I always had and have an extreme fondness for candy. my nickname throughout childhood was Candy Andi. Always envisioning my designs as colorful soft sculpture creations and eye candy, the company name Candi Andi was born.

With a strong passion for textiles and being a fifth generation seamstress, there was never a question that I would cut out a career in textile art. My earliest teachings were from my mother always making me incredible clothing and owning a fabric store I was always playing with fabrics. To refine my craft I attended the Colorado Institute of Art, which lead my craft into the world of apparel and the many uses of patterns, fabrics and accessories.

My awakening happened when I discovered my passion for interior design and the need for cheerful yet relaxing home habitats. I began to experiment with unusual shapes, colors and textures. With my natural eye for color, flow and balance, along with my passion for textiles, I began producing an amazing mix of soft sculpture pillows. I feel a colorful and cozy environment is the key to living well.

Each pillow is handcrafted by myself or carefully monitored studio assistants and formed through my own passions, visions, and imagination. The fabrics are colorful velvets, raw silks and rayon-silk brocades. Embellishments sometimes include carefully chosen fringe, cording, and custom hand-bead embroidery. Hand stuffed forms accommodate the unusual, whimsical shapes and styles. They are bright, colorful soft sculpture pillows that make for happy spaces. When something's handmade and there is passion, energy and attention paid to each piece, you get originality and quality you can't find in mass-produced products.

Our products are a desirable soft sculpture product which create high interest. First selling at local craft shows in the Seattle area, Candi Andi creations have now spread to retail locations across 45 states and into Europe.

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