Primrose Design began about 10 years ago when I started making pillows from vintage textiles that I'd over the years. I had a stressful job that involved hours spent at a computer and I needed some balance in my life. What better way than to return to the sewing and needlework I'd always loved. As a child I spent summers with my grandmother (that's her in the photo) and she taught me to sew, embroider, and do needlepoint. I come from a long line of women who were expert at the needlework arts and I'm proud to carry on the tradition.
I've left that job and I'm freelancing as a graphic designer from my home studio. The rest of the time I sew, craft, and create new products. Primrose has expanded to include a wide variety of smaller, lower-price-point sewn items including lavender sachets, accessories, kitchen textiles, and home decor.
In addition to handcrafted items you'll find a selection of vintage items, too. Specifically vintage aprons and needlework-related products including my own line of embroidery patterns based on my extensive collection of vintage stamped-for-embroidery linens. You'll find even more vintage items in my two Etsy shops—Primrose and Primrose Buttons.
I spend most weekends at flea markets, antique malls, and estate sales searching for materials to use in my creations. And for vintage bargains to pass along to you!
I live in northeast Pennsylvania in a very old house that we're slowly fixing up. I love reading, cooking, cats, gardening, photography, and genealogy. And everything to do with vintage textiles, obviously!