studiodesiree

Studio Desiree

Missouri, United States · 5 Sales

studiodesiree

Studio Desiree

Missouri, United States 5 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Studio Desiree is devoted to all things fiber - from dyed fiber to woven works of art and custom designed clothing and jewelry. Spinning fiber, handspun yarn, knit and woven clothing, jewelry, and more will be coming, so please come back often!

I was featured as a hand picked artist for RAW Natural Born Artist.

Proud Member of Team Eco Etsy

Announcement

Studio Desiree is devoted to all things fiber - from dyed fiber to woven works of art and custom designed clothing and jewelry. Spinning fiber, handspun yarn, knit and woven clothing, jewelry, and more will be coming, so please come back often!

I was featured as a hand picked artist for RAW Natural Born Artist.

Proud Member of Team Eco Etsy

Ariana Bauer

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Ariana Bauer

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Anonymous on Feb 10, 2013

3 out of 5 stars

The scarf was very nice. I did not like that the shop owner listed it as on "SALE" and when questioned, did not respond with any further information on the price, i.e. did not tell me what the original price was versus the "SALE" price she had listed....responded with a vague comment. I did submit feedback to ETSY to say that this should be a requirement on "SALE" items...listing of original price and sale price. When I got the item (It was shipped a day later than the promised shipping day, which caused me a special trip to pick it up), the price was extremely marked over by black magic marker.

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About

My Tangled Dream

My grandmother taught me all of the fundamentals of fiber arts without ever really knowing. She taught me about the hand of a fabric, about the grain, about the fiber content, about matching colors, and about editing my work. She taught me to alter what I had to make it for me. But most of all, she never forced me to follow the rules, instead she taught me to learn them and then learn how to bend them to my advantage.

At her house, we did not only sew. We did tons of other crafts. We made paper mache, candle, pins, hats, and pretty much just about every craft you can imagine. She tried to teach me to bead, which is her calling, but I never had the patience for that. At the same time, my great grandma taught me to embroider by hand. We spent many a Saturday crafting and we still craft together.

By the time I was a young teen, I knew enough about sewing and fashion to alter and create garments I saw in magazines for myself. I would work for days just re-create one pair of pants from a Vogue magazine cover, altered to suit my lithe frame. By the time I was an older teen, my life took over and my sewing sat back, not gone, just back.

In college, I took a job at David's bridal in the tailoring. There I learned that there are some amazing and fast tailors out there, but I was not one of them. I am a meticulous seamstress and spend hours on just a hem of one pant leg. I had contemplated sewing for a business but learned quickly that it was not for me. I took too much care in my work, too many hours, who would pay for that?

I did not forget about my love for fabric and fiber in college. I took classes on art in my extra hours during my Computer Science degree. I spent hours in the library reading books on historical patternmaking and corsetry. I always kept up on fashion too and how it aligned to historical techniques. Basically, the theater majors HATED me because I would check out huge stacks of books on costuming just for fun.

So fast forward and I got married to my amazing husband. After getting married I decided to learn leatherworking. I had fun, I love the way leather and fiber work, but it was just not a passion. I went on to learn latex clothing making. I did love that, but when I decided to get pregnant the chemicals were too dangerous and that was a dead end road.

After my son was born, I wanted to do something to fill my need to create. This time, I chose to do something completely different. I thought maybe my love for fashion might not be in the clothes, but in the photography. So I jumped headfirst into photography. My techie and art urges were quenched as I enthralled myself in mastering studio lighting. But after a few years, I became tired of dealing with models that were not mature and saw a brick wall at the cost of moving myself to the next level. I would need wardrobe, makeup artists, and professional models. So another art form sat on the backburner.

Now, speed up a bit and one of my very first models had become a close friend. She loves dreadlocks. She knew I was crafty and shows me this tutorial on making wool dreads since she had always wanted a set. I said I would give it a try. I tried it and I loved it!!! But what more could I do with this whole wool thing?

So I started researching dyeing wool and spinning and thought, why not try it? So I became brave and dyed wool for the first time. I was in love. For the first time in my life I could create my own fabric, my very own fiber. I could sew it and create even more with it!!! I could spin yarn and make knitted goods with it!!! I could weave it and make my own fabric.

So here I stand today before you, an overgrown six year old. I am for the first time in my life an enabled fiber artist. I can make my own fiber, twisted and tangled and just what I wanted.

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  • Ariana Bauer

    Owner, Fiber Artist

    I am a fiber artist, mom of two, and wife who just loves creating. Art is my passion and I have dabbled in just about every major art form out there, but fiber art is my true love.

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Last updated on February 8, 2012
Welcome to Studio Desiree. I am a self-taught fiber artist and designer. I have been sewing since the age of 6 and working professionally in the arts for many years. I love design and shaping and creating, I love just about everything there is to love about fiber! I dye, spin, weave, sew, and draft my own patterns. I am newly into the world of accessories and I hope you enjoy my designs in the studio. I believe that handmade clothing or cloth is a work of art, something unique and special, something to have and to pass down to generations. I draw inspiration from everything in my life as well from my other passions - photography and motherhood. Please feel free to send me a convo if there is a custom item you would like to discuss my creating.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
At this time we only accept Paypal. Purchases must be paid for within 2 days.

Orders can only be cancelled before they are put into production for custom made items. These orders will be created by hand within 2 weeks of ordering.
Shipping
Orders with standard shipping will be shipped via the most cost effective option. Orders will be shipped either USPS or UPS. Please choose expedited shipping if you need orders to be shipped via UPS. Proper insurance will be placed on orders over $100.
Refunds and Exchanges
We do not do refunds at this time. Items ready for sale can be exchanged for another item of same value. The original item must be received before the new item will be sent.

Items lost via USPS First Class mail will not be replaced. Please order with USPS Priority mail to receive shipping insurance. If an item is lost during shipping and has insurance, I will handle the shipping claims to the best of my ability.
Additional policies and FAQs
Ready to ship items will be sent via the chosen shipping method within 3 business days of purchase. Post office closures affect shipping days.

Custom made orders are handmade and created when you order them. Most items will ship within 14 business days of when you order. Please check the item listing for details on the production time of each item.

Custom orders are welcomed, please message me if you would like to inquire about a custom order.