100Ladies

hand-stitched pin-up art

Washington, United States · 66 Sales

100Ladies

hand-stitched pin-up art

Washington, United States 66 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   100Ladies SHOP IS CLOSING AT THE END OF JUNE 2016 = It's been a good run but moving on. Thanks, art- and cat-toy customers!

For more info about the 100Ladies project, check this out: http://www.etsy.com/shop/100Ladies/about/
And here's the FAQs + payment & shipping details: http://www.etsy.com/shop/100Ladies/policy

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Last updated on Jun 30, 2016

100Ladies SHOP IS CLOSING AT THE END OF JUNE 2016 = It's been a good run but moving on. Thanks, art- and cat-toy customers!

For more info about the 100Ladies project, check this out: http://www.etsy.com/shop/100Ladies/about/
And here's the FAQs + payment & shipping details: http://www.etsy.com/shop/100Ladies/policy

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Lady-Art: sweet, sassy, & scandalous // Cat-Toys: let your furry minion enact your rage

The "100 Ladies" combine my interests in mid-20th century pulp/sleaze paperbacks, needlework, and feminism. (& my Feline Retribution™ cat toys combine my love of cats & my seething rage + sewing skillz.)

The 100 Ladies project draws upon my extensive/obsessive collection of 1940's-1970's paperbacks and magazines, as well as my research into the artists and writers responsible for these "trashy" works and the reception history and (on-going) popularity of their images, stories, and archetypes. Inspired by this material, and using its imagery as my starting point, I'm interested in exploring what is "feminine" and "provocative"--as well as *who* decides this and how context and medium may influence our answers. (An unexpected use for my PhD-training in modern literature and feminist+queer theory, perhaps...).

"100 Ladies" would have been impossible without my life-long training in sewing, thrifting, textiles, and the needle arts (thanks, mom). My choice to use the most basic of embroidery stitches (the aptly named "running stitch") is intended to underscore the idea that a woman's persona is largely constructed by the public's gaze, as we all rely upon our cultural knowledge and preconceptions to "fill in the blanks," only to find that a woman's hidden self--what's between the lines (stitches) or left unknown (faces)--is the more attractive because of its mystery.

"100 Ladies" straddle the line between "art" & "craft", and merge what we think of as images *by* women (what's usually depicted in "women's work" like embroidery) with images *of* women in popular cultural works. I conceive of the Ladies as a tribute to my foremothers, both stoical sewers and vampish vixens (or, ideally, the women who embody both). For more of my views on what's "feminine" and feminist, check out this etsy blog piece that I wrote for Women's History Month: http://www.etsy.com/storque/handmade-life/unabridged-womens-history-with-100ladies-7527/

The "100 Ladies" have been exhibited at:
• Homo A Go Go, San Francisco
• Dumpster Values & Quality Burrito in Olympia, WA
• Femina Potens, San Francisco (as part of the "Pin Me Up & Down" exhibit)
• Redux gallery, Portland,OR (part of the "One Stitch Forward, One Stitch Back" group show)

FYI: I also run 2 other etsy shops:
• HissyFit = for my handmade, plus-size clothing. Dressmaking is my day-job. http://www.etsy.com/shop/hissyfitoly
• RolyPolyVintage = for some vintage, mostly plus-sized clothing culled from my collection/hoard. http://www.etsy.com/shop/rolypolyvintage

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  • Lucy

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I draw these ladies (by hand); stitch 'em one at a time (by hand); stretch & frame (by hand); then photograph, list them up, package, & ship 'em out (all by hand). Handmade, yup, that's what I do. Cat toys are sewn 1 at a time by machine + hands.

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Last updated on November 8, 2014
"100 Ladies" is a collection of stitch pinups made by me, Lucy Peterson. For more about this project, see here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/100Ladies/about/

I also craft other goodies, like Cat Toys, because my brain just keeps churning out ideas, so I need to make 'em & free up some thinking-space up there ;-)

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paypal is preferred (if you are Pacific NW local & want to pay with cash/check, just let me know & we can arrange this instead).

If your order is shipped to a Washington state address, it will automatically be charged applicable sales tax.
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• US destinations = USPS First-Class Mail (parcel post for larger orders).
• Non-US destinations = USPS First-Class International Package

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All packages are insured for their full value.

*** International customers ***
please note that your purchase payment DOES NOT cover any customs fees, VAT, or other import duties that may be assessed by your national authorities. Here's a link to a Duty Calculator that can help you estimate the import fees for your location:
http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/
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All sales are final.

Lost or damaged packages are covered by insurance (see "shipping policy" above). Please contact me & I'll work with you to make it right (= refund, replacement, entirely new item).
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQs:
Q--what's with the cat toys ?!?
A--I know, pretty nifty, huh? I made a limited edition of these to give as gifts & then decided to sell a few over here. Watching my cats pummel on their Eye of Sauron is kind of genius.

Q--why, if it's called "100 Ladies", are there not 100 Ladies for sale?
A--Well, the collection started with 100 Ladies, but I've sold some at various shows, galleries, & other venues.

Q--are these all originals? Will you be making more Ladies or copies?
A--yup, all original, one-of-a-kind works of art = no repeats, no copies, no mass-production, no knockoffs.

Q--could you make me a special Lady, based on a picture I'll give you?
A--right now, I'm pretty swamped with my other work (dressmaking), but you always can contact me--in a convo or email--if you've got a custom-art request & I'll let you know if I can make it happen.

Q--what inspired this collection?
A--unemployment = idle hands = sinful thoughts.
(See here for a less flippant answer: http://www.etsy.com/shop/100Ladies/about/ )

Q--these look pretty simple to make (I bet I could do it) so . . .
A--well, that's not really a question, but I think you're getting at the whole "is it worth the price?" equation. If you think my Ladies are overpriced, or you want to try your hand at stitchin' a Lady, I say: go for it, make your own. (FYI: just stitching each Lady took between 2 and 12 hours, and this is in addition to hours of time spent making preliminary designs/sketches and finishing each piece). Get inspired, but please do NOT use my images as your patterns, *especially* if you're going to sell the finished works.