Hi, I'm Irina!
I'm so happy to have you here at the Blue Owl Land studio!
I'm a designer, an artist and a creator behind the Blue Owl Land brand.
In 2016 I've founded the Blue Owl Land Studio as a way to share my passion for sewing, craft and design, to build a community of sewing and craft enthusiasts and to help people to sew and create, to express their creativity.
I've been sewing professionally since my college years, working as a designer and a dressmaker, designing and making fashion clothes and accessories.
In 2016 I moved to a new sewing studio and I started working on decorating my new room. I loved the space, filled with sewing machines, cutting tables and dress forms, but I was craving to make it cozier and warmer, personal and unique, to spice up the neutral interior colors with colorful and fun accents. I started making décor pieces, practical pincushions and fabric baskets, creating art for the studio walls and the cabinet shelves. I enjoyed the creative process and loved the finished pieces. My friends and coworkers were always happy and excited to see my new designs and often were asking to share how to make them. And the Blue Owl Land studio was born.
Now I'm totally in love with sewing owls, pincushions and home décor pieces. I enjoy working on my patterns from sketching an idea and selecting fabrics to taking photographs, writing instructions and putting everything together into newly born patterns.
Lately I have expanded my patterns family with bringing other materials into the making - mixing fabrics and paper, mixing clay and metal, mixing sewing and using a glue to achieve my vision and the desired look.
With my background in art history and fashion design, I find my inspiration in fiber arts, artistic textiles and handmade jewelry from around the world. Living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, with its high mountains, rain forests and the Pacific ocean, gives me an endless source of inspiration.
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