I started fearturing my etsy friends with BeadFloraJewels' feature last week. I have another feature for you today, and todays artisan is giving away one of her products to a lucky reader!
Featured artisan today:
Melissa has been selling on etsy since january 2007. She has some amazing things in her shop, knitware, felted things, housewear, buttons...
She has such a wide variety of things, I'm sure there is something for you, too!
Sounds great! Where can I find your creations?
Can I follow you on facebook/twitter?
RainyDayArt on Facebook
What is it you're making and how did you get into it?
Fiber art is what I make the most. That includes knitting, spinning, felting, crochet, sewing.
I started knitting when I was in grade school. As I grew, I continued learning new techinques and still like to challenge myself with knitting more complex things. I became interested in spinning with the simple question of "Where do you get your yarn". I expected the answer of various nearby yarn stores, but the answer was "I spin my own".
And with that I wanted to learn how! This year I have taken the process closer to the fiber source with the addition of a drum carder! I might buy some fleece and wash it myself just to say that I did it, but I think I will be working with cleaned fibers for the most part.
I make pin back buttons, mirrors, and magnets; and make a lot with aviation charts. I enjoyed doing the few custom button orders I did.
Whats your best selling item?
Felted soap is one of my bigger selling items. I had knitted several soap socks and then had the idea of just felting the fiber around the soap instead of knitting the yarn, and the result got a much better lather from the soap. Now I'm taking that back a step and have made my own soap. I gave a lot of that batch away as Christmas gifts, and so don't have much of that left to list.
I also love ceramics, but don't have access to the equipment to do that very often.
Do you want to offer something to my blog readers?
Absolutely! The lucky winner will get his or her choice of a soap sock or magnet from my shop!
Want to win? Here is how.
Leave a comment here on the blog for each of the following things you do:
comment here for reading the post
become a fan of RainyDayArt on facebook (one comment) and post about the contest on facebook (another comment)
Follow RainyDayArt on twitter (one comment) and tweet about it (another comment)
HeartRainyDayArts shop on etsy snd comment here
you can leave a total of six comments here if you do all of the above. I will randomly pick a winner on january 26th and announce it here on the blog.
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