aprilhl

april h l - enchanted artwork, magical goods, & more

Chicago, Illinois
83 Sales

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Note from shop owner Hello dears! My art is currently in transition so this shop is on hold for the time being. Thank you for thinking of me!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Mar 30, 2020

Hello dears! My art is currently in transition so this shop is on hold for the time being. Thank you for thinking of me!

april llewellyn

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About aprilhl

Sales 83
On Etsy since 2008

Hello! My name is April Hannah Llewellyn, april h l for short.

I grew up crafting & creating just outside of the geek haven of Huntsville, AL, in between reading lots of books and playing outside in the woods. My next step in my artistic endeavors was becoming involved in DIY communities and studying art at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Then in 2009 I moved to Chicago to study Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College, where I wrote and illustrated a book about gifting in creative communities as part of my MFA thesis.

Much of my academic pursuits have explored the ethics of crafter culture: an alternative to mass-market consumption, a tie to feminism and community building, and the blurry boundaries between art and craft. After graduation, I returned to exploring illustration, jewelry making (including chainmaille), and sewing as creative passions. Now I find myself most inspired by the magic of the natural world, poetry and prose, the brooding and the fantastic. I also actively participate in Chicago's DIY and local arts cultures, though many of my favorite evenings still involve making things and hanging out with my cow-kitty Sam.

I am thankful to share this life long love of making with you.

best wishes n fluff n stuff,
~april

Shop members

  • april hannah llewellyn

    Owner

Production partners

  • a local button company

    Chicago, IL

    This local button-making company uses solar power and recycled steel to create these buttons. Hooray!

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