Craft Britannia Shop of The Week #41, RatherUnseamly
Meet Beki of RatherUnseamly, our latest CraftBritannia Shop of the Week and home of geeky cross stitch designs.
When you are not doing Etsy related things, what are you doing?
I love Theatre, I’m always doing something theatre related. Normally backstage where I make props and paint set but in a month’s time I’ll be treading the boards in a local Am-Dram show!
What was the first piece you ever sold?
The first thing I ever sold on Etsy was some earrings made out of computer keys. But since the overhaul of my shop the first item sold was a Pokemon Pattern.
What advice would you give someone taking up your craft for the first time?
Be patient. And count your patterns carefully! Better to count twice and stitch once than miscount and have to unpick it all!
If you could try a new craft, what would it be?
Glass Painting or Pottery although I don’t think I have the skills to be able to do either of them!
Which piece of equipment would you be helpless without?
My card bobbins and storage box, sounds strange but if I didn’t have that my threads would just be in one large knot!
Tell us about what inspires and motivates you
I love geekery and things that make me laugh. If I hear a good quote in conversation I’ll write it down. I’m inspired by TV shows, retro video games and blogs. I like the idea that I’m using what was once seen as a “granny craft” to make things with swear words on!
What plans do you have for your shop in the future?
To expand the range. I’ve only been selling cross stitch specifically since December and I want to have a lot more items and completed hoops made. I would also like to start selling kits for those who want more than just the pattern.
Thank you Beki! We love your quirky designs and look forward to seeing even more.