Today, we’re featuring Cassie @ Nana Lemons, a local Tucson multi-media embroidery artist! Keep reading to learn more about her process and inspiration!
I focus on multi-media embroidery pieces incorporating traditional stitches with paints, beading and anything else that draws my interest. I lean towards nature inspiration and also sell my designs as PDF downloads for people who want to make their own products.
Handmade crafts take a long time to make! But each piece has a memory attached or inspiration taken from the desert and I really enjoy making these and evolving.
I have always loved multi media and started mixing mediums with paints on canvas. I came back to sewing for stress relief, and also because it is such an easier craft to start and stop. I started getting more and more into embroidery after finding pieces my great grandmother sewed. I want to honor tradition and put my own twist on it as well.
I want my gifts to be a part of people's lives. Whenever I make tea towels I want them to be used. The ones my grandmother gave me are used for everything from dishes to cleaning up kid messes and I think of her every time I use them. They don't look especially great anymore, but I know she'd rather I use them than have them sit in a drawer and I want the same.
I want my finished pieces to be in colorful houses and gifts for people who appreciate something a little different.
What I love about Tucson:
Sunsets hands down. Food (is) a close second.
Shop my pieces here: