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Though there's a lot of competition among sellers these days - there's no reason not to adore the art and labor of others in your category! I hope to bring you a new feature here at softspoken, Yarn Fiend, to share and promote other knitters, crochet artists, and needlework enthusiasts (and perhaps feature a few favorite yarns, patterns, etc as well). To begin with, I'm particularly loving these pieces from seller, tortillagirl . The textures and patterns she features in her pieces are so effective and perfect.

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From her about page: Name is Becky. Doting mother. Happy wife. Recovering corporate lawyer. Designer. Knitter. Known to host seaming parties and dance while wearing hand-knits.

TortillaGirl® is a one woman show run by my lonesome as a registered business in Bordeaux, France. I started it while in my second year of studying a double degree in fashion design/illustration and tailoring/draping at l'Ecole Superieure des Arts et techniques de la Mode (ESMOD) in Lyon, France. Creating clothing and accessories is now my full time job and everything is designed and built by me in my little home studio where smoking is a big, fat no-no.

"Philosophy" (and why my shop presentation changes twice a year): I like to live as eco-friendly a life as I am able and run my shop along the same lines. I use cruelty-free textiles from local suppliers in order to minimize transport use and support the economy of the country where I now make my home. I use the knowledge obtained from textiles studies and an internship at a family owned textile company to choose my materials; something doesn't have to be recycled, thrifted or vintage in order to be environmentally friendly. I like to create my items by natural daylight and do not work by artificial lighting as this makes for better workmanship details and conserves at the same time. So, in the evening when daylight starts to dim, my sewing machine and serger are turned off for the night. This is mainly why my shop changes each season: In fall and winter hand-knits are the focus of my collection and in spring and summer, when the days are longer and I have more daylight by which to sew and create prototypes, my collection is focused on clothing and bags.


Find her at:
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tortillagirl
Facebook: tinyurl.com/tortillagirlfacebook
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/people/skinnyrabbit

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