Tobyboo - thread drawn illustrations

London, United Kingdom

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Note from shop owner contact issues on orders so shut while I'm trying to correct this

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

contact issues on orders so shut while I'm trying to correct this

Tina Crawford

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Tina Crawford


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About Tobyboo

Sales 67
On Etsy since 2008

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It started with Etsy....

I was minding my own business commissioning the very talented Hidenseek to do a special piece for our new born boy when we got chatting and she found out my art background and that I did make things....

I trained at Central St Martins college of art a very long time ago and went to work in TV but due to my health I had to quit it all and had a full time job of watching daytime TV instead of making it. To keep sane I started free embroidery courses and it took me right back to designing and making. Eloise (hidenseek) was really interested and practically pushed me to open up an Etsy shop and I did.

Tobyboo is just myself but it is evolving and growing, new stockists, great new products combined with a new business head thanks to Doug Richard’s School for Creative Start ups I was one of the students chosen for the first year of the course.

Tobyboo started with tiny stitches but the needle really kicked in September 2011 and since then recognition from Mary Portas has reinforced that I do have something rather special.

Shop members

  • Tina Crawford

    Owner, Creator

    Free embroidery artist, creator of lovely collections for museum & heritage including St Paul's Cathedral, The Globe, Museum of London, English Heritage etc...

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
hello! thank you for finding me in this haystack. as you can see i make machine freehand embroidered (which means i dont just plug the machine on and it does the work - i do!) pieces. because each is handmade i can never do exactly what you see in the pictures, i dont have patterens for the designs i pretty much work as an artist does - haphazardy! also fabrics, if theres any that you particulary like then tell me as i might run out etc - a alot of my retro ones are very precious and i cant find them again.

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paypal please.


as soon as i've got your order and recieved payment i shall work as quick as an elf can and get it to you within 2 weeks although for international orders it will be slower as i cant predict how your snails work. the piece however will be ready to go within 2 weeks unless you specify a date and i can make it!

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feel free to get in touch if there is something that you had in mind and you cant see it on my page.

many thanks
tina - tobyboo