FreeSpiritSewing

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

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Announcement    Hello Mystical Wanderer,
You have just stumbled upon a special little creative zone. Here is where you may find the little totems of magick for your everyday life.

New Section: Festival Trinkets! The Pandemic plus a big life change kept my shop from attending any festivals since 2018. It's been brutal. So I'm unpacking and uploading all kinds of goodies to this section priced to move! You can find almost anything. I'm even surprised at what I'm finding.
Enjoy!

If you love Tarot you will find the most lux containers for your precious decks and cloths to lay the cards on. Maybe you wish to dress up a table or just a small shelf with an altar cloth... Maybe your sacred space begs for a work of art that shimmers gently in the dim light with rhinestone stars and metallic threads on delicious dupioni silk...
You've come to the right place!

New things:
Tarot boxes with magnetic snaps. Rigid and sturdy boxes using the same luxurious materials you have come to expect keep your deck secure. Especially nice for travel with much less fuss.

Altar cloths: Shelf size for a bookcase in several size options. Custom is also an option.
Larger spread cloth size options including table cloth sizes.

A change that must happen is price increases. These changes have begun will be happening over a period of time to account for the many things that are normally benefits with regular employment.
To ease the blow I will continue to run sales and offer coupons.

Many Blessings,
Barbara

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 23, 2021

Hello Mystical Wanderer,
You have just stumbled upon a special little creative zone. Here is where you may find the little totems of magick for your everyday life.

New Section: Festival Trinkets! The Pandemic plus a big life change kept my shop from attending any festivals since 2018. It's been brutal. So I'm unpacking and uploading all kinds of goodies to this section priced to move! You can find almost anything. I'm even surprised at what I'm finding.
Enjoy!

If you love Tarot you will find the most lux containers for your precious decks and cloths to lay the cards on. Maybe you wish to dress up a table or just a small shelf with an altar cloth... Maybe your sacred space begs for a work of art that shimmers gently in the dim light with rhinestone stars and metallic threads on delicious dupioni silk...
You've come to the right place!

New things:
Tarot boxes with magnetic snaps. Rigid and sturdy boxes using the same luxurious materials you have come to expect keep your deck secure. Especially nice for travel with much less fuss.

Altar cloths: Shelf size for a bookcase in several size options. Custom is also an option.
Larger spread cloth size options including table cloth sizes.

A change that must happen is price increases. These changes have begun will be happening over a period of time to account for the many things that are normally benefits with regular employment.
To ease the blow I will continue to run sales and offer coupons.

Many Blessings,
Barbara

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Barbara Haines-Zuazua

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About FreeSpiritSewing

Sales 973
On Etsy since 2011

My Story

I think I'll treat this as a running notes and activities journal:

May 2021
I have interesting news that I think I'll just drop here!
I read often about the human and environmental abuses going on in the fabric industry and I try to buy from good humans. Researching the actual source is really difficult. You can only get so far with searches, calls, and emails. The answers are not usually enlightening at all.
My silk supplier is a cool guy. Adam from Silk Baron. He calls me up when something might be low or out when I order. We chat a little. The last time I asked him what he knows about his supplier.
He delighted me. :)
He knows his supplier well. They know each other's families, even. He said he has a contract in place that covers human rights, wages, child labor, etc. at the factory where weaving is done *and* the farms where the silk yarns come from! And, he assured me that they are weaving with 100% silk as well. No polyester is used. The contract is broken if they break the promise.
So, I can vouch for the silk right now on the level of fair trade.
www.silkbaron.com is the site.
And, I do still save all the little bits plus recycling where I can. Wait until you see what's coming! Think patchwork, gypsy, sophisticated, sacred geometry, chakras... and Lilith.


2020
Who I am.
I'm Barbara and I own and operate FSSS all on my own from design concept to shipping it out. I'm a mom of adult kids now but all of this started when they were in school. I grew as they grew. Only my baby 20 yo is still home. He's a creative woodworker with mad skills and ideas plus an outside job. My daughter is a fantastic painter, a musical saw player in a popular band, and has an outside job as well. I couldn't be more proud! They are following their dreams while getting the bills paid. Boom!

I've dabbled a lot in painting, hand sewing, embroidery, costume making, quilt making, wood working, jewelry making, recycling and upcycling. It took a while to get focused to this area I landed in. I love that I get to use so many different skills. And that I keep learning more. I spent the last 2 years really learning how to make patterns and design clothes. I took online classes in addition to a lot of hands on practice.
My goal is to design for real bodies with attention to the problems that come up in fit. It's a work in progress but I'm determined. You'll be seeing a lot of different kinds of ideas coming at you. Stay tuned!

I have been working out of my home studio and running an online shop since 2008. I offer classes and workshops to guide DIYers in projects and teach unique skills. During the warmer months I hit the road and attend music festivals where my shop comes to life in 200 square feet for about 3 days at a time.

I believe so strongly that the Universe conspires to put opportunities in our paths that we most deeply feel and pursue. I have been very fortunate to recognize and take full advantage of this. I live my dream with passion and belief. I'm grateful for people like you who love my creations. Your purchase feeds that energy and provides me the means to live this humble seamstress life.

Thank you!

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  • Barbara Zuazua

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I tell everyone who is looking for their most fulfilling life: Follow your curiosity! Keep doing what you most love. Have a dream. Believe in it. Work your ass off- which will not feel as much like work as it does purpose.

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