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VictoriaGertenbach

Artful Textiles and Creative Stitching Patterns

Lancaster, Pennsylvania · 1097 Sales

VictoriaGertenbach

Artful Textiles and Creative Stitching Patterns

Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1097 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
(306)

Announcement   Featuring my original stitched textile works and PDF patterns. I now accept Etsy's Direct Checkout as a payment option, along with Paypal! All items, designs and patterns shown are 100% original, handmade and designed by myself.
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For more info about me you can click on the "About" link.
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For more information such as payment, shipping, and refunds, please click on the "Policies" link.
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To see more of my work, inspiration and process please visit:

My blog: http://thesillyboodilly.blogspot.com

My Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/VictoriaGertenbachArt

My Instagram site: http://instagram.com/victoriagertenbach

and my Flickr site at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/boodilly/

Thank you and best wishes!

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"Young lovers seek perfection. Old lovers learn the art of sewing shreds together and of seeing beauty in a multiplicity of patches". - Finn (How To Make An American Quilt)

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All items listed are original and ⓒ of Victoria Gertenbach 2007 - 2016
(Note: I retain copyrights to all designs and images of my work regardless of ownership.)

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 21, 2016

Featuring my original stitched textile works and PDF patterns. I now accept Etsy's Direct Checkout as a payment option, along with Paypal! All items, designs and patterns shown are 100% original, handmade and designed by myself.
....................

For more info about me you can click on the "About" link.
....................

For more information such as payment, shipping, and refunds, please click on the "Policies" link.
....................

To see more of my work, inspiration and process please visit:

My blog: http://thesillyboodilly.blogspot.com

My Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/VictoriaGertenbachArt

My Instagram site: http://instagram.com/victoriagertenbach

and my Flickr site at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/boodilly/

Thank you and best wishes!

....................

"Young lovers seek perfection. Old lovers learn the art of sewing shreds together and of seeing beauty in a multiplicity of patches". - Finn (How To Make An American Quilt)

.....................

All items listed are original and ⓒ of Victoria Gertenbach 2007 - 2016
(Note: I retain copyrights to all designs and images of my work regardless of ownership.)

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(306)
trainwithjill

trainwithjill on Oct 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent clear instructions. Wonderful support. So pleased with my purchase! Can't wait to get started!

Fran McGee

Fran McGee on Oct 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is a very well put together and photographed tutorial. The tools and supplies needed are simple and inexpensive, with alternatives given, so you will probably be able to get started with supplies you already have. The steps are layed out thoughtfully, and are easy to understand, without being over explained. She starts by walking you through the basic process, and then gives several ways you can change it for different results. The possibilities are endless, and this tutorial is well worth what it costs, I would easily paid more. I am very happy. The artist took a lot of time and concern to many sure everyone would be able to get something out of this tutorial! Thank you. And WELL DONE!

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About

I have been fascinated by the idea of making something, from almost nothing, my whole life.

Ever since I was a child, the realization that one could stitch together bits of fabric, or weave together strands of thread and arrive at something solid, tangible, beautiful, functional, or simply joyful has always held immense interest for me.

As a textile and mixed media artist, I get the privilege of focusing on the continuing exploration and creative expression of all that delights, intrigues, and inspires my curiosity...

I am strongly attracted to that which is old, patched, worn and layered, and I have a deep affection for the surrounding rural area of where I live. Japanese boro cloth, Korean pogaji and India kantha embroidery, all thrill and inspire me. Vintage hooked rugs, and old Pennsylvania Dutch Frakturs fill me with endless design possibilities.

However, on the flip side, I am also attracted to clean lines and timeless design. I adore mid-century modern as well as Swedish design and sensibility. Throw in a love of old Sci-Fi B movies, children's book illustrations, and a curiosity of amoebas and fungi, and you have a basis for almost everything I have ever made!

(I suppose that makes me a bit of a living patchwork of interests, or a woven cloth of many threads. But that's what most of us are aren't we?!)

Please know that originality and excellent craftsmanship are always of the utmost importance to me. My work is handmade solely by myself, and I truly care about what I make and that it is well made. It is my sincere hope that when others own, hold, and view my work, that they feel something... a bit of comfort, a spark of joy, a happy connection of some sort... to their own creativity... to knowing that they are not alone. A reminder that they themselves are a unique patch, an important stitch, and an unbreakable thread in this cloth called life.

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