bluestiggy

Michaela Bere - Textile Artist & Hand Embroiderer.

Lincoln, United Kingdom 953 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (159)

bluestiggy

Michaela Bere - Textile Artist & Hand Embroiderer.

Lincoln, United Kingdom | 953 Sales

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Michaela Bere

Announcement    Hi, I’m Michaela, of Blue Stiggy, I’m a textile artist, working mainly in hand embroidery and book binding.

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Are pretty much my only tools, or at least these are the tools I could not live without. I love the quiet contemplative nature of hand stitching. Whether it’s embroidering a necklace or sketch in sublime vintage silk threads, or binding a journal with waxed linen.

Using materials mindfully, many of my threads are sourced from vintage suppliers and my papers are all recycled. I’m completely in love with the handmade cotton rag paper used in all of my notebooks. I love it because it uses waste from the textile industry and I especially love how it feels. It’s a beautifully textured strong paper.

My studio companion is Dorothy, my 1950’s Baby Hermes typewriter. She works very hard, tying personalised messages and quotes on to my hand bound notebooks and journals.

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

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Last updated on Aug 29, 2019

Hi, I’m Michaela, of Blue Stiggy, I’m a textile artist, working mainly in hand embroidery and book binding.

--- 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, or at least these are the tools I could not live without. I love the quiet contemplative nature of hand stitching. Whether it’s embroidering a necklace or sketch in sublime vintage silk threads, or binding a journal with waxed linen.

Using materials mindfully, many of my threads are sourced from vintage suppliers and my papers are all recycled. I’m completely in love with the handmade cotton rag paper used in all of my notebooks. I love it because it uses waste from the textile industry and I especially love how it feels. It’s a beautifully textured strong paper.

My studio companion is Dorothy, my 1950’s Baby Hermes typewriter. She works very hard, tying personalised messages and quotes on to my hand bound notebooks and journals.

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

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For a really thoughtful gift. Choose words with special meaning to the recipients and have them added to Personalised Eco friendly notebooks, typed on my vintage typewriter and hand stitched by me. And I'm offering free shipping to the US on orders $35
Summer is here, I’m making travel plans, in my journal. Are you off on an adventure soon? It’s been so hot in my workshop, but I’ve persevered to work on this new design. Each book is hand painted and stitched. And of course you can personalise.
Sneaky peek of a special wedding commission. Hand painted cover, personalised on my vintage typewriter (her name is (Dorothy) and lovingly hand stitched in my favourite Coptic binding. Eco friendly recycled materials using textile industry waste.
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Sales 953
On Etsy since 2014

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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
www.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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