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Michaela Bere - Textile Artist & Hand Embroiderer.

Lincoln, United Kingdom · 29 Sales

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Michaela Bere - Textile Artist & Hand Embroiderer.

Lincoln, United Kingdom 29 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(6)

Announcement   Hi, I'm Michaela, I'm a textile artist working mainly in hand embroidery.
---- N e e d l e ---- T h r e a d ---- P a t i e n c e ----
are pretty much my only tools. I love the quiet contemplative nature of Hand Stitching.

Just a heads up - It's the SUMMER HOLS here in Blighty and so i'll be spending some time with my little beans, which means that orders taken now, will will begin to be made on 31st July. I will obviously try and make and dispatch as quickly as I can. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause - I hope that you're enjoying the summer too xx

Some of my items are made to order, so if you see something you like, but need a different colourway, just get in touch. I'm happy to take custom orders too. Grab a brew and have a browse. tatty bye for now. x

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 19, 2017

Hi, I'm Michaela, I'm a textile artist working mainly in hand embroidery.
---- N e e d l e ---- T h r e a d ---- P a t i e n c e ----
are pretty much my only tools. I love the quiet contemplative nature of Hand Stitching.

Just a heads up - It's the SUMMER HOLS here in Blighty and so i'll be spending some time with my little beans, which means that orders taken now, will will begin to be made on 31st July. I will obviously try and make and dispatch as quickly as I can. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause - I hope that you're enjoying the summer too xx

Some of my items are made to order, so if you see something you like, but need a different colourway, just get in touch. I'm happy to take custom orders too. Grab a brew and have a browse. tatty bye for now. x

Michaela Bere

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Michaela Bere

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5 out of 5 stars
(6)
Katie

Katie on Jul 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love these beautiful journals!! Michaela did such an amazing job creating a custom job for me. These journals are a place to record memories, notes, thoughts, and art for birthdays, anniversaries, and just because.... just think of having all your favorites in one book instead of buying and storing cards over the years! I'm already thinking of getting a set as gifts for friends! Love them!!

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Personal touches-this baby journal, winging its way to a precious little bundle is accompanied with a Thankyou note and typed message inside. #journal #handboundbook #typewriter #pink #indiemaker #etsyseller #babyshower #babyjournal #babygift #bluestiggy
I've been making some pretty summery pink ones. Personalised journal/sketchbook. Perfect as a wedding or travel journal these are listed in my Etsy shop. Size A6 but I can make A5 and A4 if required. Just message me :) #etsywedding #weddingjournal #bride
Meet Dorothy, my 1950's baby Hermes typewriter. She loves to type the words you send her on to the covers of my hand stitched books. You can tell her absolutely anything and she'll dutifully type it for. She's back in action today :)
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About

N e e d l e -- T h r e a d -- P a t i e n c e

Live the Life you Imagine!

I have always loved to make and work with my hands, since I was small. My Dad is an Engineer and I loved being in his shed with him as a child, making a little wooden boat, or a swing and then when I was older working on my car with him and now, my Camper.
I made clothes for my dolls, curtains for my Wendy house, dressing up outfits. I did any craft I could get my hands on! Embroidery, cross stitch, lacemaking, painting, drawing, sewing printing – I didn’t care as long as I was making something and especially if I was learning a new skill.

I haven’t changed, I am more focused in my work now (sometimes) but I still love to attend workshops with textile artists. I still have a great appetite for learning new skills. I have been learning traditional upholstery for many years – I love the traditional way of doing things, with hands and materials and tools that haven’t changed for hundreds of years.
My day to day work is focused on stitching, particularly hand embroidery. Taking this very traditional skill that has been practiced for centuries and using it in a way people still want to own. But using those same tools and indeed the same stitches that have been practiced for years. Continuing a long line of stitchers before me.


To complement my embroidered work I am also learning silversmithing skills. I’m keen to merge the art of silver and stitch together and not be constrained by fittings that I can buy, for my jewellery but instead, use fire and metal to create my own, I love to watch the silver when it runs.


My philosophy in life is to ‘live the life you imagine’
So for me, that is;
Making – Stitching – Selling – Teaching.
Living in the countryside in a Victorian brick cottage, with a dog and some chickens, a logburner to keep warm.
Days out and adventures in our Bell tent and Camper – campfire cooking.
I always felt like this, but since my husband’s illness, it has become even more important to me to:-

“Live the life I Imagine”


michaelabere [!at] bluestiggy.co.uk
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  • Michaela Bere

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    Fashion design graduate and eternal maker. I love camp fire cooking, wood stoves, my weekly street dance and ballet classes and a nice cup of tea.

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