Owner: Natalie Richards
3636 Hemlock Drive
San Bernardino, California 92404
As an designer, I focus on the creation of high quality handcrafted textiles; providing a selection of original designs, and accepting commissions to create custom textiles. My desire to create textiles by hand, in simple, uncomplicated forms, in the Arts and Crafts tradition, allows me to provide high quality products as evident in my selection of fabric (100 % linen), threads, and execution of technique.
As a sole proprietor, I have experience assisting clients in fulfilling their requirements of stylish, functional, one-of-a-kind textiles. My attention to Arts and Crafts traditions including a focus on simple, uncomplicated designs, employment of natural materials, and looking to nature for design inspiration, allows me to create and provide textiles that will be enjoyed for a lifetime. I am passionate about what I make and design, and only make handcrafted textiles that I would place in my own home. I look forward to assisting in your interior decorating needs.
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The Dragonfly Table Round is embroidered on Belgium Linen with silk, wool, chenille, metallic ribbon floss and cotton threads. It finishes at an approximate 20-inch to 24 inches in diameter. The design is worked in a variety of stitches including the satin stitch, chain stitch, seed stitch, stem stitch, couching stitch, back stitch, French knots and turkey stitch. The use of metallic ribbon floss in the wings of the dragonfly creates a natural realistic appeal for this sweet creature. Available completely embroidered for $485.
Cost: Available completely embroidered for $485.00
Water Lily Curtain Panel -Most motifs can be worked on curtain panels. A general curtain panel ($95) can be worked with simply square motifs ($3) to large rose and stem motifs ($125).
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Petite Rose Bedspread and Craftsman Bedspread ($425 twin to $675 King) – An excellent option for showcasing embroidered pillows across the top of the bed or an embroidered scarf at the foot of the bed, a grouping of three satin stitched squares is worked at intervals of every 4 inches along the side seams of the bedspread. Embroidered squares can be stitch in any color. Made to order.
Cost: ranges from $425.00 (twin) to $675.00 (King)
Roycroft Rose Table Scarf – Available complete and in embroidery kits, the 26-inch long by 20-inch wide table scarf was inspired by the architectural elements of the Roycroft Inn within its amazing stained glass windows and arches, comes the Roycroft Rose Table Scarf. Stitched on Devonshire Art Cloth in Camel (a heavyweight linen with warm coloring) or Craftsman Jute in Natural (a heavyweight linen with an “oatmeal” coloring) using satin stitch and stem stitch.
Black Eyed Susan Pillow – available complete and in kits, an original design that encompasses conventionalized Black Eyed Susan’s. In additional to this flower’s distinct color, its center is another distinct feature, and the colors and texture were captured by working several French knots in deep taupe and dark brown. The design is rendered in full embroidery on natural Irish Linen using the satin stitch, stem stitch and French knots. Olive green is worked within the leaves in satin stitch, and brown thread and yellow thread are worked side by side in the stem stitch to create the stems. Pillow includes large down/feather pillow form, and is 18”x 18.” I purchase my pillow forms from a small family owned business that makes their pillow inserts here in the United States.
Dragonfly Embroidery Kit – comes complete with linen and marked design and includes silk, wool, chenille, metallic and cotton threads. It finishes at an approximate 20-inch diameter and up to 24-inch diameter (note that this is a kit and the edging is unfinished to allow for a variety of finishing options). The design is worked in a variety of stitches including the satin stitch, chain stitch, seed stitch, stem stitch, couching stitch, back stitch, French knots and turkey stitch. The use of metallic ribbon floss in the wings of the dragonfly creates a natural realistic appeal for this sweet creature. Wool thread is worked for the blooms of the eucalyptus using the Turkey stitch, and the chenille (literately translated in French to mean “caterpillar” is couched down along the dragonflies tail.
Three Roses Pillow – simple silk is used to work up the roses in satin stitch. Roses can be worked in any color and on several different linen color. Available complete with down feather pillow form with and approximate finished size of 10”x 13” (seam to seam). $275
Cattails Motif – an example of a single motif on a curtain panel. Each motif is 13 inches in length and can be worked in the corners of a curtain panel $100.
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