Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Introducing CaptiveEmbroidery

Introduce yourself:
Hi! I'm De'Anna Hubbard owner, and primary artesan of Captive Embroidery and Crafts. 

Where Can we find you online:

What you make or sell?
Oh such a variety of things. My primary line is machine embroidery, and I embroider on whatever tickles me. I also do crochet, I have a cute line of animal purses that I've started making recently. My husband and I join forces to make PVD marshmallow shooters, and I'm working on a line of cool hand painted shooters. My son has started making paracord bracelets and keychains that I'll be listing soon. I do some fun stuff with Duck brand duct tape. And I'm launching a line of fabric covered mouse pads.

What got you interested in your craft?
That depends on which one. My grandmother, whom I was named after, taught me to crochet when I was little and I've always loved it. My mom got me into the machine embroidery, and I find it fascinating. Being able to take an idea or drawing and turn it into a design, program the machine and watch it stitch out is so exciting. It's a real kick when it comes out right the first time, but usually there are 2 or 3 test stitches before the design stitches out just right. 

Do you have other crafts you don't sell?
I don't think there is anything I wouldn't be willing to sell, but there are things I've made that I have never had available for sale. Besides the custom orders I made a crocheted shawl, with a huge purple and silver butterfly crocheted right into it. Took me so many hours I knew I couldn't sell it for anything I'd be happy with, so it went to my cousin as a graduation present instead. I do a lot of sewing for family (sweaters for the dogs, fleece pants, baby robes, whatever) and have never tried to sell any of that stuff.

What inspires you to create?
The world, my family, my dogs, things I see online, things I wish existed, just about anything. Sometimes a chain of thought that starts in one place will end up in an unusual place with a crafty idea. I never know where the next bit of inspiration will come from. 

What keeps you from getting into a creative rut?
The variety of crafts I do. When I get into a rut on one thing, I just do something completely different for a while. Then I can go back and it;s new and exciting again.

What makes your work different?
Nearly everything I make is one of a kind. I don't make 10 of 20 of the same exact thing and list them. I make one, and I make it with care and attention to detail. Because of the variety of crafts that I'm into, I have an eclectic mix of things that can appeal to a wide range of people. It may not all be listed yet, but once it is, there will be quite a selection of things to choose from.

1 comment:

Raige Creations said...

Nice to meet you De'Anna!
love your frog.