TheStitchedMason

Hand stitched Mason jars, magnets, bookmarks, ornaments

McKinney, Texas | 122 Sales

TheStitchedMason

Hand stitched Mason jars, magnets, bookmarks, ornaments

McKinney, Texas 122 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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TheStitchedMason is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Closing the shop today in order to enjoy the holiday season with my family. Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I will reopen on January 14th. Be sure to check back for exciting new additions to the shop in the new year! 🎄❤️🎄❤️

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 7, 2018

Closing the shop today in order to enjoy the holiday season with my family. Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I will reopen on January 14th. Be sure to check back for exciting new additions to the shop in the new year! 🎄❤️🎄❤️

Jennifer Fraser

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Jennifer Fraser

About

Sending a little love into the world one stitch at a time.

As a child, I spent many weekends visiting my grandparents' farm. Sitting on their porch, my grandmother taught me the skill of cross stitching and hand embroidery. I have carried those fond memories and love of stitching with me throughout my life. Each time I pick up my needle to sew, I think of my grandmother and the sweet patience and love she exhibited in passing this skill on to me.

In 2016 with encouragement from my family to let my dreams soar, I decided to take a leap of faith and open The Stitched Mason. It's a decision I could not be happier with!

I knew I wanted to combine my love of cross stitching with my affection for Mason jars and all things vintage. The result was a modern twist on the Mason jar (think beyond food storage!) with beautiful hand stitched lids that create sweet gifts for baby showers, birthdays, weddings, holidays, teacher appreciation, etc, etc, etc... I love that my jars encourage creative, thoughtful, simple gifts that can be personalized for the recipient.

I tend to gather inspiration for my pieces from lots of different places. Once I have an idea, the stitching begins! Depending on the complexity of the design, each piece takes anywhere from two to four hours to stitch. The most challenging aspect is making sure that the design will fit into the tiny space of a Mason jar lid. Once the piece has been stitched, I adhere it to a backing which prevents the fabric from fraying and allow it to dry. Then it's on to cutting the piece into the circular lid shape and adhering it to either a wooden or metal lid depending on what the contents of the jar will be. The entire process for one jar from beginning stitching to ending with assembly of the jar and lid takes approximately two days. Stepping into my little "studio corner" in my home will often reveal various projects in different phases of the process. It is a time consuming art form, but one which I find extremely gratifying.

As my shop has evolved, I have added wooden magnets and ornaments, felt bookmarks, wooden gift tags, and even a banner or two into my inventory. My brain seems to spin constantly with ideas, and I enjoy keeping my shop fresh by frequently adding in new items.

Opening The Stitched Mason has brought me so much joy in ways I wasn't anticipating. It's happiness in the sweet way a young girl comes up to my booth at the farmer's market and runs her fingers across the stitches. It's kindness in the way an older woman reminisces about the cross stitched pieces she used to create. It's the love I see when people tell me my pieces remind them of their grandmother or mother. It's overwhelmingly my past, present, and future all rolled into one when my children snuggle up next to me and ask me to teach them to cross stitch. My shop likely won't make a million dollars or have a million sales, and that's okay. Life is about more than that. Art and handmade goods are a powerful means of slowing life down and helping people connect on deeper levels. I am so grateful to be a part of those little moments.

I know my grandmother is smiling down and remembering that little blond haired girl in braids who sat next to her on the porch watching every stitch. I truly hope you receive as much joy from my items as I receive in creating them.

Many thanks for visiting my shop!

With Love and Kindness,

Jennifer

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  • Jennifer Fraser

    Owner, Creator

    Welcome to The Stitched Mason! As a child, my grandmother instilled in me a love of cross stitching and hand embroidery. Couple that with a love of all things Mason jar, and The Stitched Mason was born! Thanks for stopping by to shop! -Jennifer

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