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Frequently asked questions

How long have you embroidered? How did you learn?

I have embroidered purposefully for 3 years, with some experience in hand sewing and other fibre art techniques previously. I was introduced to embroidery through a friend and am self-taught, learning from books and purchased patterns.

Where do you get your designs from?

All my embroidery designs are imagined and drawn by me! Many of my ideas come from literature, inspired by quotes from my favourite authors, different genres, and books.

Like many artists, I use reference photos during the design process but never trace or take credit for another artist’s work – it’s not cool to steal credit for another’s art!

Do you take custom orders?

Yes, I do! Check out my commissions page for all the details. I work on a waitlist basis and open commission spots twice a year. Be sure to reach out with plenty of turnaround time if you are looking for a gift on a timeline.

Do you use a machine to embroider?

No, I don’t. All of my embroideries are carefully and passionately made by hand, with magic woven into every stitch.

Do you offer patterns or kits? Do you host workshops?

I create kits for certain designs on a pre-order basis. I have a number of PDF downloadable patterns in my shop; I update my patterns regularly. I am looking to host workshops in the near future – sign up for my newsletter to hear about any upcoming events!

Do you have any advice for people wanting to get into hand embroidery?

It all starts with the first stitch – then a thousand more, so bring plenty of patience with you on the journey. Find a subject matter you are passionate about because embroidery projects take many hours to complete. And remember: if you don’t like it, rip out the stitches and start again!


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Owl Eyes Fibre Arts & Design

Created for bookworms
by a bookworm

From the North Shores of Lake Superior,
Thunder Bay, ON


Owl Eyes Arts lives and works on the traditional lands of the Anishinabek Nation and the traditional territory of Fort William First Nation, signatory to the Robinson-Superior Treaty of 1850. As a settler, I am grateful to live here and thank all the generations of diverse Indigenous, Inuit, and Metis peoples that have tended and taken care of the land. Their stories, beliefs, and concepts about the land and the water continue to guide and inspire me to carry forward a commitment to listen, (un)learn, and grow.