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We’re so excited to announce our 2022 Spoonflower Ambassadors! From talented quilters to apparel sewists, interior designers, and for the very first time, artists—these individuals embody the joy of being a creative. We hope they’ll inspire you with their artistic gifts as they share tutorials, home dec projects and more with our community this year and beyond.
Mathew is a polycraftual maker, designer, teacher, anti-racist activist, dad, husband and queer-positive champion of approachable crafting and inclusive spaces.
About Mathew’s work:
Mister Domestic is an inclusive brand for those who participate and/or appreciate handsewn or handmade items. Rules are lame, saturation is on high and spreading joy is at the helm of everything Mister Domestic.
Mathew’s top creative influence:
My daughter Helena is my inspiration and influence for everything that I do. She’s such a remarkable human and she makes me want to show up the best in everything I do. She inspires me to try new things and to go for it and to have fun.
I am a textile artist, quilt designer, author and educator based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Although my favourite colours to wear and design with are neutral, I love to play with colour in my studio.
About Andrea’s work:
My work is a bit eclectic in that it takes a lot of different forms! But it is always clean and crisp, vibrant but not loud.
Andrea’s top creative influence:
Lisa Congdon’s work is very different from mine, but what inspires me about her work is that her point of view is so clear and comes across so strongly.
Rumana is a doctor from London who uses sewing and crafts to unwind and destress after a long day. She shares her passion for crafting through her Instagram and blog, The Little Pomegranate, and is also a campaigner for increased diversity within the sewing and craft communities.
About Rumana’s work:
My mission is to show the real process of sewing and other crafts. Things that take a while to complete, things that might go wrong or may not be ‘picture perfect’. I want to show you that the joy of crafting is the process and not just the end product. As well as sharing my crafting adventures, I share lifestyle content—from home improvement, beauty, food and health and wellbeing.
Rumana’s top creative influence:
Oh gosh, I don’t know if I can pick just one person! Shall we go with the most unexpected? I adore Victoria Beckham. Being a kid growing up fully immersed in the Girl Power era of the Spice Girls, I have always had a soft spot for all the members. But I really fell in love with her aesthetic when she pivoted to design and fashion. Classic staples, bold colours and clean tailoring. It is just effortless and chic. I also love that she didn’t let herself get pigeonholed and threw herself into something new.
Meg is a pink loving, apparel sewing, flower fancying maker, living in Northern Virginia with her partner and three kids. Ever the hobby collector, she can usually be found with fabric, yarn or watercolors in hand!
About Meg’s work:
Bold colors and reliable neutrals, frilly frocks and casual basics, novel projects and comforting familiars—my sewing is both an exploration of what excites me and a return to what feels like home.
Meg’s top creative influence:
My creative influence is my dear friend and artist, Jaquilyn Shumate (@jaquilynshumate). Not only does she have a heart of gold, she has an amazing gift for seeing beauty in things that might often go unnoticed, which she channels into creative photographs and brilliant collages. Her talent and impeccable style always inspire me to create in my own way too.
I am Michael Gardner, a proud Father, self-taught sewist, life-long crafter and DIY enthusiast. I’m also known as “Ava’s Dad”. I can usually be found exercising my creative abilities.
About Michael’s work:
Daddy Dressed Me by MG is my expression of love for my daughter. I utilize my creativity to teach her about self-love, confidence and I share our beautiful bond.
Michael’s top creative influence:
Ava is my Muse. Ava inspires me to create and encourages me to be my best. I sew the clothes and she brings them to life!
Tracey is an interior stylist and plant whisperer who creates stylish and earthy spaces using eclectic decor, texture and textiles. She is a DIYer who loves to share how you can change the look of your home by using paint, wallpaper and plants.
About Tracey’s work:
I am a budget-friendly interior stylist who loves to design using inspiration from nature.
Tracey’s top creative influence:
My top creative influence of the moment is Kelly Wearstler. She inspires me through her unique use of form and texture. All of her designs are focused on the combination and use of color texture and I try to incorporate that into my stylings as well.
My background is in art, interior design and decorative painting. This combination led to my love of pattern design. When designing, I think about how the pattern will translate on a wall or soft furnishings and usually have a client or room in mind.
About Danika’s work:
New England meets Palm Beach. A fresh take on traditional design.
Danika’s top creative influence:
My parents. My mother is always designing or creating a project that my father (who we call MacGyver) will then build. Both encouraged my creativity and taught me that if you can visualize it, you can make it. I grew up in a renovation whirlwind where I learned to sew, paint and even dig foundations.
About Barry & Jordan:
We’re Barry & Jordan aka The Brownstone Boys. We renovate and design historic homes in Brooklyn, New York, and are very passionate about historic restoration. We love mixing the old with the new when it comes to design. We’re a fun loving couple that started our business organically through our personal DIY renovation of our brownstone.
About Barry & Jordan’s work:
We love taking original details and making them new again! When we get the opportunity to work on a new restoration project, we always examine the original details and see how we can bring them back to life! Barry loves the puzzle of moldings and trim while Jordan loves incorporating color into designs!
Barry & Jordan’s top creative influence:
We both are very inspired by NYC—the diversity, the history and all the life that it’s about. We’re also very inspired by Wes Anderson, the color pink (who says guys can’t like pink!), and dogs… all dogs. 🙂
I am a patternmaker, biomechanics professor and co-founder of Muna and Broad, an independent pattern company. On my Instagram, @leila_sews, I share sewing and community activism for size inclusion and social justice.
About Leila’s work:
I blend my formal training in fashion and expertise in functional anatomy to create patterns and garments that honour larger bodies. I am always looking for the most elegant solution to design and construction challenges to create delight and a beautiful finish for the maker.
Leila’s top creative influence:
My top influences are the slow fashion movement and historical sewing practice. I love the effortless style of slow fashion and the focus on sustainability. I can also be found doing deep dives into older construction methods. One of the things I love about creating patterns for makers is that high level construction techniques can be included to ensure that the garment is loved for years!
Robert Mahar is a Los Angeles-based artist, designer, maker and embroidery enthusiast who teaches clever do-it-yourself projects and develops imaginative craft inspired products. He’s also a proud alumni of the inaugural season of NBC’s crafting competition show Making It with Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman. With an education in studio arts and art history, he has worked in a variety of creative fields including 13 years as an appraiser of modern and contemporary art. Learn more about Robert, explore his video tutorial archive and shop his collection of curious embroidery samplers at robert-mahar.com.
About Robert’s work:
So much of my work is influenced by vintage crafts, ephemera and folk traditions and I love discovering a project buried deep in a dusty library book and figuring out a way to make it uniquely my own. This then becomes the goal—to recreate these old-school handicrafts with a modern sensibility—and then present them to students and customers in a manner that triggers creative exploration and ignites the joy that can be found in making.
Robert’s top creative influence:
I talk about one of my art world heroes, Corita Kent (1918-1986), often—especially when I’m teaching creative workshops. And while I am an absolute fan of her work, her mastery of color and the manner in which she combined messages of social justice, faith and pop culture into her printmaking—it’s more her approach to work and a creative practice that influences me. Mantras such as “Consider everything an experiment” and “Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail, there’s only make.” run on regular rotation in my mind.
Stephanie is a vibrant, creative Latina who thrives on designing colorful spaces and making things with her hands. When she’s not creating, the first generation American Caribbean gal loves to watch movies with her husband and three children.
About Stephanie’s work:
Casa Watkins Living is the design and DIY playhouse of Stephanie Watkins. Design and decorating ideas, crafts and lifestyle ideas from a bold, globally inspired perspective are shared on CasaWatkinsLiving.com. Casa Watkins Living’s creative philosophy is that home should be a vacation.
Stephanie’s top creative influence:
Justina Blakeney is one of my top creative influences. She started a blog that emphasized living wildly with color and plants that grew into the Jungalow lifestyle. I adore her ability to be inspired by global influences and infuse them into her art and design in a respectful way.
I am a designer and illustrator living in the Los Angeles area.
About Jeanetta’s work:
In my signature art style of bold color, expressive lettering and fun and funky patterns, my work captures moods and moments through statements of inspiration, positivity and beauty. I enjoy creating art for brands, publications and products and guiding artists on their path.
Jeanetta’s top creative influence:
Andy Warhol is the epitome of a creative powerhouse to me. An accomplished illustrator turned fine artist, filmmaker, writer—you name it. He explored his creativity to the fullest, always working in different mediums, collaborating with other artists and producing groundbreaking art. I am impressed with his large body of diverse work, creative point of view and his ability to consistently try new things, challenging himself.