Leguanworld

Felt animal tutorials and friendship bracelet patterns

Solymár, Hungary · 525 Sales

Leguanworld

Felt animal tutorials and friendship bracelet patterns

Solymár, Hungary 525 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Welcome to Leguanworld 'Patterns'! I hope my original tutorials will bring you joy and fun- not to mention the colorful, unique end results. Look around and enjoy! :)

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Welcome to Leguanworld 'Patterns'! I hope my original tutorials will bring you joy and fun- not to mention the colorful, unique end results. Look around and enjoy! :)

Suzie Frischmann

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About

From the road with colors and love

Leguanworld is a one girl operation: I’m the designer, maker, photographer and shopkeeper behind the scenes.

The world ’leguán’ means iguana in Hungarian. Iguanas are one of my favorite animals and, like many other special creatures and nature herself, a constant source of inspiration.

My store was literally born on the roadside. My long-term boyfriend and I backpacked for 4 years in Europe before we stopped in Greece, where I’m currently located. It took me a while to get to the point where I actually opened my first Etsy store.

I’ve always made things. When you are on the road and living out of a backpack, the number and variety of creative equipment you can carry is limited. Since I’m totally in love with making friendship bracelets, this seemed like the perfect idea: you only need some threads, a few safety pins, a tape measure, and a pair of scissors. The result? I can proudly say that I’ve been selling my bracelets, anklets and other little creations in several different countries, in bigger and smaller bazaars, shops and streets – once I even traded a few handmade bracelets for a delicious dinner in Turkey for my boyfriend and myself!

The other advantage of travelling to interesting places is that I often managed to pick new types of threads up – and that’s one of those things that really makes my creative engines kick in.

For quite a while I was happy and satisfied with making some pocket money on the road this way. I’d been making my own patterns for a while, mainly simple ones at the beginning, and I always took photos of them. And then the idea struck me: could I sell my physical bracelets on the streets and in stores, like before, but sell my original patterns as downloadable little e-books at the same time?

Yes! With becoming a bit more organized, I figured out how to write my own patterns. Since I learnt editing in school, I was already quite familiar with a program called CorelDraw, which was simply perfect for drawing the patterns. Soon enough Leguanworld Patterns was up and running, and to this day I keep making new patterns and designs, so come back sometimes and look around.

My other big love is making felt animals. I learnt the basics a long time ago from my mom, and for a while I sewed animals for stores in Hungary and England, using my aunt's patterns. But one day I made a mistake with one of them, and the result looked a lot like an anteater, not an elephant. Since I do love long nosed creatures and anteaters are right up on my list, not having an already existing pattern for anteaters, I decided to make my own.

And that’s how it started. I started to design my own animals, to make the stencils by combining my hand drawing skills and Photoshop, and to make downloadable little e-books. As with the bracelets, I sell the physical animals in physical stores, and sell the patterns online.

So this is how Leguanworld started. Right now I’m living in Greece where my boyfriend and I are living on an olive farm. Besides that I work on my two Leguanworld stores and my art, to which you can find links on my profile page.

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