DianasDesignStudios

Fresh, Modern Designs for Hand Embroidery

2 Sales

DianasDesignStudios

Fresh, Modern Designs for Hand Embroidery

2 Sales On Etsy since 2018

Announcement   Diana’s Design Studios is an online embroidery shop for hand-embroidery samplers done in fresh, modern designs. Printed on crisp white cotton fabric these samplers are fun, relaxing, and make the perfect portable craft for you to take with you anywhere.
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Announcement

Last updated on Oct 26, 2018

Diana’s Design Studios is an online embroidery shop for hand-embroidery samplers done in fresh, modern designs. Printed on crisp white cotton fabric these samplers are fun, relaxing, and make the perfect portable craft for you to take with you anywhere.
JOIN the Email list and be the 1st to Know about NEW PRODUCTS and EXCLUSIVE SALES!! 👉👉Mailchi.mp/1d90b6cb08f6/dianasdesignstudios

Diana Self

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Diana Self

About

DDS combines a love of painting in watercolors and a love of painting with threads, and offers fresh, modern designs for hand embroidery.

In college in California in the 80’s I studied English and Fine Arts, and then later as an adult I took several private drawing and oil painting classes. In 2004 with two children, one of them only 13 months old, I had the surprise of my life and found out I was expecting Triplets!!! I would no longer have the time to attend my art classes. Suddenly I had 5 kids with absolutely no time for art! Fortunately, a few years later, while seriously missing my art classes, I discovered online art classes. I started playing around in my first homemade sketchbook and fell in love with drawing botanicals and splashing around in watercolors and acrylics.

In 2015 while perusing more online classes I discovered a modern embroidery class on CreativeBug and I was hooked! I couldn’t believe the difference in today’s embroidery and the boring embroidery I had tried in college. It felt like art to me! It was soo much fun! There were so many new stitches to try and I couldn’t get enough of all those lovely colorful embroidery threads! But after finishing working on my first embroidery sampler from the online class, I could not find any other sampler patterns that I liked, so I started just doodling with my threads. In 2018 I still had not found the perfect samplers so I decided to see if I could merge my love of painting botanicals and my new love of embroidery and create my own designs. I made some designs based on several of my watercolor paintings and had them printed onto fabric by Spoonflower. I was amazed at how they turned out and posted photos of 2 of them on Instagram and Pinterest. Right away those 2 designs were on a list of top posts! I decided to see if I could open and Etsy shop and sell them.

So here we are, my first shop. I am lucky to live bi-coastal with my family in Santa Barbara, California during the school year where I can embroider on the beach, and on Long Pond, Maine during the summers where I embroider on my dock.

Inspired by the many botanicals I find on my walks in my two homes, Diana’s Design Studios combines my love of painting with watercolors and my love of painting with threads and offers fresh, modern designs for hand embroidery.

Production partners

  • Spoonflower

    Durham, NC

    Spoonflower prints my designs for me on the fabric so I can make more products

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