myneedlehabit

is embroidered art

New York, United States · 187 Sales

myneedlehabit

is embroidered art

New York, United States 187 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(112)

Announcement   Welcome! You've discovered a treasure trove of hand embroidered goodness.
Dreamed up constantly and stitched with care on the NYC subway.

• Can't decide on a tapestry? Try a pair of pillowcases.

• International customers — Sorry mail costs are so high, but I have no control over them.

• All pieces are hand-drawn and stitched by me using best quality vintage linens and DMC embroidery floss.

• Courtney Love and Delta Burke are repeat customers.

• All designs copyright of Carla Hansen / My Needle Habit

Visit my cousin's Etsy shop for fabulous curated vintage clothing, CarlaAndCarla.

Announcement
Last updated on Jun 22, 2016

Welcome! You've discovered a treasure trove of hand embroidered goodness.
Dreamed up constantly and stitched with care on the NYC subway.

• Can't decide on a tapestry? Try a pair of pillowcases.

• International customers — Sorry mail costs are so high, but I have no control over them.

• All pieces are hand-drawn and stitched by me using best quality vintage linens and DMC embroidery floss.

• Courtney Love and Delta Burke are repeat customers.

• All designs copyright of Carla Hansen / My Needle Habit

Visit my cousin's Etsy shop for fabulous curated vintage clothing, CarlaAndCarla.

Carla Hansen

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Carla Hansen

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(112)
annareynolds63

annareynolds63 on Jul 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I loved the pictures of these pillowcases and have to say that they are even more beautiful in reality. Carla sent 5 sets to me and went to an enormous amount of trouble to sort out a delivery issue we had which ended up with her making another 2 sets. She obviously really cares about her product and wants her customers to be happy. I have been really impressed with her product and her determination to give an excellent service.

Joules

Joules on May 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous, beautiful items that will be loved forever! Thank you for everything! Your art work and customer service are always exceptional, and I thank you, once again.

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Updates

Need a slut gift? Done!
As soon as your head hits the pillow. Zzz...
Pillowcases that reveal all!
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About

Modern messages on vintage linens. The ultimate mashup.

A few years ago, I wandered into a big craft supplies store and spotted embroidery thread, so I bought a handful of thread and embroidered one of my favorite rock n roll lyrics. I thought the contrast of old school execution and popular culture would be an entertaining clash.

A lot of other people think it's fun, too.

I strive to make even message look like it was always meant to be on that piece of linen. And these vintage, ready-made canvases have a green aspect -- they're a way to re-use material and keep it out of landfill.

Embroidery takes a lot of time. And there are no shortcuts to my style. But thanks to my long subway commute, I've turned these weekly hours into a creative outlet. I hope you enjoy the humor and unexpected twist that I bring to each piece.

For more on my embroidered path, you can listen to me interviewed here, www.theonewayticketshow.com

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  • Carla Hansen, owner, designer & maker

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Embroidery was something I learned as a girl scout, so it wasn't something I did in art school, but I've accidentally come back to it. I think all of my creative experiences through the years have contributed to My Needle Habit.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 6, 2015
Each piece by My Needle Habit is an original design and absolutely one of a kind. The unexpected aspect of modern messages on vintage linen first seduced me, and now it attracts many others.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Your payment is due within 2 days of purchase. Once paid, I generally ship within 2 business days.

For custom orders, full payment is required for linen sourcing & approval, design and embroidering.
Shipping
In most cases, I ship using Priority Mail from the USPS with tracking.

International customers: Delivery Confirmation isn't available for overseas mail, but my packages to Australia, the U.K. and France have been received without problems. However, Italy can be unreliable.
Refunds and Exchanges
A strictly case-by-case basis. Unless the piece is damaged in transit, I cannot offer a refund since I make each piece with extreme care. And this quality is a big part of what you responded to when you decided to buy.
Additional policies and FAQs
Each piece created by My Needle Habit is a hand-stitched original.

No two pieces of linen that I work on are alike. In rare cases, I will find a linen 'pair' and will create a piece that incorporated both.

Each piece of linen is of the very best, pristine condition I can find. Any deviation from this would be described and pictured in the write-up of that piece.

Depending on complexity, each full-sized piece takes anywhere from 10 - 20 hours to make.

My Etsy prices do NOT include reproduction rights. You can, however, showcase your purchase on a blog.

Thank you for supporting My Needle Habit.