* Meet the Designer *

We are distributed world wide by Hoffman Distributing, Dinky Dyes, and Yarn Tree

Falling in love:  It was about falling in love:  The year I turned 30, I was introduced to the joy of counted thread-work, fell hopelessly in love and have never looked back.  A lot has happened in the decades since – equal amounts of pain and joy, successes and struggles both, and including a move from sunny Central California to the cooler mountains of North Idaho.  Yet in all those long years as I worked toward retirement, I continued to stitch and even managed to fit in a little designing.  In 2006 freed of the daily office grind, I finally acquired all the time needed to fully devote myself to this calming and inspiring art form. 

Since becoming an official "designer", I have involved my sweet husband, who is my Chief Inventory Controller, Proof-Reader, Chart Stuffer and Shipping Expert so we work together on designing and ordering days.  And for me, stitching is a constant love, business or not and I hope it will be yours, too.

We officially began Tempting Tangles Designs at the end of 2009 and were soon were distributed internationally by Hoffman, Yarn Tree and Dinky Dyes.

Now, in between busy hours of designing and stitching, we find moments to play with 4  rescued kitties, roam our wooded hillside and wild-flower strewn pastures.  When we are really feeling brave, we head off on a tromp through knee-deep winter snow.  Best of all are those drives along the country roads filled with riotous form and color, depending upon the season.   They fill me with inspiration more than anything else.
My tastes are varied as are my designs:
While I love the antique look of "Creation", and most antique samplers in general, I find that my personal tastes are varied.  Many types of designs from "Jumpin' Jack Frost" to "Verdant Variations" - have popped out of my mind and onto my linen.  I love the old fashioned sampler style with the quaint motifs, treasure all styles of alphabets, and Quaker-style geometric forms are a mathematical delight.  Even so, I have to admit that those which remind me of events, imagined or real, from my childhood must be top of the list.  Most of my designs have some nostalgia attached – and good memories, and once stitched, last forever.

As you stitch my designs: It is natural for us to want our work to be unique and not a carbon copy of what many others have stitched from a pattern.  Little mistakes you might make, or even deliberate changes make a design truly yours.  If you choose to change a color, add a motif or a different line of text, please do so.  My first designing attempts came from a desire to modify a design I was stitching, so that it would fit better with my d├ęcor, and my collection of other stitched pieces.  That being said, I fully encourage you to enjoy your stitching, love the resulting finish, mistakes and all (within reason) and then it will become uniquely yours!

 ~~~ Deb in Idaho

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