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Modern Folk Embroidery creates patterns inspired by centuries of arts and crafts, and provides high quality embroidery linen and threads. NOTE: Embroidery wool & linens are available at http://www.modernfolkembroidery.com - make sure you sign up for my newsletter there as well!
terry100 on May 31, 2016
Can't wait to start this one! First of all, the pattern is lovely and very well designed. The PDF arrived right away. The pattern is divided on 9 pages so it prints nice and big. The individual pages line up easily with each other, no overlapping of the grid, so it is very easy to tape the pages together. Or you could easily work from one page at a time. I'm a graphic designer. I really appreciate the designer's beautiful aesthetic and the thoughtful way he packaged the pattern.
Modern Folk Embroidery makes original, contemporary cross-stitch designs inspired by centuries of embroidery for your home.
A few years ago I wanted to make a little embroidery piece, but quickly found that none of the patterns out there reflected what I was looking for. As I didn't want to simply copy an old design, I decided that I'd have to take the jump and try my hand at designing my own patterns.
I created a few pieces, and people liked them. I set up an Etsy shop as it seemed the perfect place for my work. I decided on the name "Modern Folk" as it's made for modern people, but it is also my personal take on folkloristic patterns.
One of the best things about having the shop is being able to share something I really care about with so many people all over the world. I am always very moved by people sending me pictures of their handiwork. It's so great to see a design that I created being made by someone on the other side of the world! (so do send me your photos of your finished work please!)
Make sure to also check out my personal website (http://www.modernfolkembroidery.com) where you can find my hand-dyed embroidery wool (using only natural dyes), and high quality linens).
Future plans include the idea of bundling some patterns into book form. But for now, that's future music!
Jacob de Graaf
In 2001 I graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Kampen, The Netherlands. Since 2005 I've been living in the beautiful city of York with my partner and two cats, where I work, create things and sell them on Etsy!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Delivery of commissions takes longer as I have to design the pattern. When it is a simple alteration of an existing pattern it shouldn't take too long, but please allow up to 48 hours for those.
Purchases of physical items are shipped as soon as possible, usually on the day of purchase, or the first working day.
Refunds and Exchanges
Might you receive a physical item that is damaged or that you feel wasn't as described, get in touch with me and I can see what I can do for you. If I can't replace the product, a refund will be issued on return of the item.