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Teresa Layman Designs has been around for about 21 years. The company was created when I became a licensed designer for the Vogue pattern company in 1992. My collection of Vogue designs includes exquisite children’s clothing, doll clothes and a diverse array of craft patterns.

I am also the author of two books on the art of making gingerbread houses, Gingerbread Things to Make and Bake (1992) and Gingerbread For All Seasons (1997) as well as a book of sewing designs, Handmade Baby Gifts (1999) all published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York.

In 2003 I created miniature knotwork when I was building a dollhouse and needed a tiny “hooked” rug. Since needlework is one of my stronger talents, I started with a needle and thread, an encyclopedia of embroidery stitches and what I thought would be a year’s worth of stitching. Much to my surprise, the litt…

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Teresa Layman Designs

About

Teresa Layman Designs has been around for about 21 years. The company was created when I became a licensed designer for the Vogue pattern company in 1992. My collection of Vogue designs includes exquisite children’s clothing, doll clothes and a diverse array of craft patterns.

I am also the author of two books on the art of making gingerbread houses, Gingerbread Things to Make and Bake (1992) and Gingerbread For All Seasons (1997) as well as a book of sewing designs, Handmade Baby Gifts (1999) all published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York.

In 2003 I created miniature knotwork when I was building a dollhouse and needed a tiny “hooked” rug. Since needlework is one of my stronger talents, I started with a needle and thread, an encyclopedia of embroidery stitches and what I thought would be a year’s worth of stitching. Much to my surprise, the little rug that was created was not only a very convincing, scale replica of a hooked rug, but also had been very easy to make and I finished in just a few days! So I made some more, this time experimenting with other knots to see just how fine I could get them. The kits to make these little rugs are available through fine needlework shops. There is a list of these shops on my website: TeresaLayman.com.

I am self-taught in the art of sewing, embroidery and gingerbread making, and consider myself very fortunate to be able to work creating the art I love the most. I am inspired by all kinds of things including antique needlework and handmade lace, nature, architecture, scale miniatures and excellence in work of all kinds. My passion is in the fine details and I strive to include those details in all aspects of my own work. I have been a participant in using many different kinds of media, my favorite are the ones that allow me to achieve the exquisite tininess that I love.

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