About: Susan Shinnick
I dye and hand silkscreen with original designs on natural fabrics like linen and silk to make home textiles, accessories and clothing.
After photo image is transferred on silk it has been treated with multiple layers of wax and dyes like in traditional hot wax batik. All images are original and was taken by artist.
Julie Meyer, a Midwest designer, sews leather handbags and goods. Sourcing top-grain leather & hair-on cowhides, she cuts, sews and offers skillfully finished items for people to use everyday.
I offer handmade leather Handbags, Laptop messenger bags, leather journals filled with recycled handmade paper, and Belts. variation in the colors of my product comes from hand-mixed color dyes.
I do pen and ink drawings using micro pens. Some drawings are colored using colored inks. I also create felted wool paintings and sculptures using wool slivers and batts. Barbed needles are used to felt wool on to a background fabric or to shape fibers in to solid wool sculptures.
Handcrafted handbags made using upholstery fabric. All bags have feet on bottom and numerous interior pockets in my signature coordinating polka dots.
We craft footwear, handbags and accessories from sustainable woods and US-made nylon. We create our own fabric laminations and make all components in our studio before hand forming each item.
We hand weave rugs from upholstery selvedges in sizes up to 8 x 12 area rugs. Steps include preparation (separate fibers, wrap shuttles) warp looms, weave, tie knots for fringe, trim & steam fringe.