About Rain's Obsessive Stitchery

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Crafting has been an important part of my life for many years. I remember playing under the quilt the adults were making during family gatherings and I remember the first time I was invited to help with the quilting. One grandma set me down in front of the sewing machine to make drawstring toy bags when I was 5, and my other grandma taught me the basics of crochet right around the same time.

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Since then, I've experimented with just about every kind of craft I've been able to get my hands on. I'm pretty much always happy when I'm making stuff, but sewing is still my favorite. I made tarot bags for my friends in high school, and started doing commission work around 2001. I went into business officially in 2008.

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Years later, I still embrace the same values of quality and attention to detail that have always set my work apart. From the selection of materials and designs, through the preparation of these materials, construction, and finishing, I strive for your satisfaction with all aspects of your purchase. This dedication to quality comes from a deep love for the process of bringing beautiful things with a touch of the sacred into people's everyday lives. While items like those I make can be purchased elsewhere for less money, the level of artistry I invest in my gifts and keepsakes guarantees enduring luxury and delight.

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The joy of creating doesn't end with seeing the finished object. Watching an item become the perfect gift for someone is one of the most exciting parts of what I do. And custom orders are even better, because they belong to someone from the beginning. I'm amazed by the ideas people use to express themselves through my work. Sharing the process with them is an immense honor.

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Another wonderful part of running a creative business is the opportunity it gives me to interact with other artists and sellers. Whenever possible, I like to share prosperity by purchasing supplies from small businesses. Collaboration with other artisans is another way of participating in a wide array of creative and spiritual communities.

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Diversity is important to me: I am proud to support the GLBT community, and I welcome business from members of all spiritual and social spheres. This diversity is part of the reason I have such an eclectic shop. I offer a delightful variety of hand-dyed yarns and gifts for crafty folk; seasonal, celtic, and whimsical gifts for any occasion; and gifts for pagans, Wiccans, goddess worshippers, and witchy folk.

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When I'm not working on items for my business, I can often be found knitting, reading, cooking, attending festivals, spoiling my cat, or hanging out with my husband (who also happens to be my graphic designer). I live in Nashville with a crowd of stitching machines and computers, all of whom have names.