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Patchwork Store

Always on the lookout for a fun project and found these great quilted patchwork coasters. The front of the coasters has a patchwork design and the back utilizes a coordinating fabric. The edge appears to have a zig zag stitch. We have no information on the creator except that they are sold under the name, “Patchwork Store”. You can find them in the Japanese handmade markets, Iichi and Tetote-Market.

Images: Courtesy of Patchwork Store.

Deloss Webber

Would love to collect a few of these incredible rattan-wrapped stones called, “Small Blessings”. created by Washington state-based artist Deloss Webber. Though he has never had any formal art classes, he has learned rattan weaving from his mother and from an early age has been exposed to and influenced by numerous ethnic forms of weaving. His family operated a furniture business of restoring and repairing antiques, and Webber learned the skill of cane weaving from masters in the trade. His work is influenced by Eastern philosophy and by traditional Japanese and Native American basketry.

You can follow the artist on his website and on Facebook.

Images: Courtesy of Deloss Webber.

Laura Carmona

Would love to try our hands at creating extra large crochets like these handmade rugs created by Cordoba-based artisan, Laura Carmona. This business major has always enjoyed developing her creativity through handicrafts. Influenced by her grandmother’s crochet blankets the artist decided to acquire the skill. It was the discovery and love of cotton fabric yarn that launched her thriving enterprise.

You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her items and patterns can be purchased on her Etsy shop, Susi Miu.

Images: Courtesy of Laura Carmona.