Hellooooo stitchers and fiber artists! Sooooo this is my very first interview for MrXstitch and I am so excited to introduce Theresa Lawson. Theresa is a FABULOUS fiber artist from Seattle, whose Etsy store, TheMonsterLounge, is full of quirky and beautiful pieces. Theresa was kind enough to let me pick her brain and find out more about her hysterical sense of humor, process, and how Etsy has changed the way she creates.
Well, lets see. I suppose my background and the roots of my initial inspirations come from watching my mother and maternal grandmother create something out of nothing. Or at least what appeared to a 5 year old to be nothing. My grandmother would constantly knit and I would be entranced at how she could make such perfect things from a single piece of yarn. My mother on the other hand would and still does fill the house with her cross stitch creations and there would always be a splurge of rainbow thread sitting on the living room coffee table. My schooling and love for stitchery and art has been handed down from both of them.
What are some of your current inspirations?
How has Etsy changed the way you communicate other artists and clients?
Cassie Ott is an artist/designer out of North Carolina who just graduated from NCSU Design with a concentration in fibers. Teaching art classes on nights and weekends, Cassie spends her days drawing, stitching, painting, and researching upcoming textile artists. She sells some of her pieces on Etsy, and is working towards making that avenue her full-time job. What a life, right? In addition to contributing to Mr. X Stitch blog she is thinking of looking for more of a “grownup” position that doesn’t involve drinking wine and painting customers work for them…but hopefully it won’t come down to that…
The Kingpin of Contemporary Embroidery. Committed to changing the way the world thinks about needlecraft.