AWickedStepmother

Hand-Dyed Fabrics and Cross Stitch Supplies

Collinsville, Illinois

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    After a flood of Facebook requests, Stepmother/Stepdaughter team Frankie and Rhonda decided to bring their wares to Etsy. We offer hand-dyed fabrics, fibers and other cross stitch items. Please let us know if we might help you in any way and kindly tell your friends about us. NOTE: Hand-dyed floss and fabric coming soon!

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 12, 2020

After a flood of Facebook requests, Stepmother/Stepdaughter team Frankie and Rhonda decided to bring their wares to Etsy. We offer hand-dyed fabrics, fibers and other cross stitch items. Please let us know if we might help you in any way and kindly tell your friends about us. NOTE: Hand-dyed floss and fabric coming soon!

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About AWickedStepmother

Sales 885
On Etsy since 2007

AWickedStepmother - About Us

My (Frankie's) stepdaughter has always jokingly called me "Wicked Stepmother". In the last year, I told her (Rhonda) that if we ever opened a cross stitch shop we should name it just that. One day in August 2020, I posted in one of the stitching Facebook pages my first adventure into dyeing fabrics. People raved about them and asked if I was going to sell them. Due to this overwhelming response, We began to think about setting up shop and "AWickedStepmother" was born. Frantically, we began dying fabric, flosses and making other stitching related goodies for our new adventure. We are working diligently on providing you with more product and an outstanding shopping experience.

Personally, I am a retired medical transcriptionist. I have four children, including two steps and two biological daughters. That makes three daughters and one son. I've been married almost 36 years. We recently moved from southern Colorado back to my home county in Illinois. I have been cross stitching since 1985, but have done some kind of embroidery since I was a little girl, taught by my mother. Prairie Schooler and Blackbird Designs must be my favorite designers since I have more charts from them than anyone else. I love all sorts of styles, but the vintage-styled ones are my style. Music is also a strong passion in my life.

Rhonda recently took a very early retirement from a management position at a secret shopping company. She has been married for 36 years and has lived in Illinois for most of her life. She has two children, one boy, one girl. Her son left us too soon in 1998. Her daughter has two delightful twin boys, who are Grandma's pride and joy. Rhonda, too, has been cross stitching since 1985 (we started about the same time). She enjoys stitching for her grandsons and likes an eclectic lineup of designers.

Music is a strong influence for Rhonda, too. It would not be unusual for us to start singing a tune together that matches the song lyric contained the words of our conversation. (I can think of two for that last sentence: "It's Not Unusual" and "A Little Less Conversation".) See how that works? One of the fun things we do is coming up with song titles for our fabrics and flosses. Our customers are catching on and seem to enjoy it.

We hope you have a happy experience shopping with AWickedStepmother. If there is something you need or want that you do not see in our shop, please contact us. Also, please join our Facebook group, A Wicked Stepmother to post your projects and stories. Check back with us often since we list almost daily.

Frankie Kins
Rhonda Evans
AWickedStepmother on Etsy

Production partners

  • Donna Smith

    Belleville, IL

    Donna is the face behind "Hippie Chic by Donna" on Facebook. She designs beautiful jewelry using beautiful beads and charms, a lot of them antique. Donna makes scissor fobs exclusively for AWickedStepmother.

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