Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Meet Jessica Owen of The Bluebird's Feather!

What is your business’ name? The Bluebird’s Feather and I’m Jessica Owen

What sort of items do you make? Knit infinity scarves, cowls, headbands, and crochet hats

When and how did you learn your craft? My mom taught me how to knit when I was 12 or 13 (I’m 24 now). She taught me how to make scarves at that time, and has recently taught me how to crochet.  She is a major part of my business today and creates some of the designs that you will see at the market.

Where do you get your inspiration from? I get most of my inspiration from nature. I also am a lover of all things whimsical. I love to knit with vibrant colors and to add bows and flowers onto my items.  

How did you get started doing this as a business? I work full time during the week, however I have always loved knitting and staying busy. People began to ask for the scarves I was wearing and I decided to create an Etsy shop to share my hobby with others. I think handmade items are extra special and make great gifts. Creating The Bluebird’s Feather has allowed my to continue doing what I love, and it keeps my hands very busy. : )

Do you have any advice for other crafters/artisans just starting out? My biggest advice is to stick with craft shows and events that are only featuring handmade and/or vintage items. I also would say to trust your self and to stick with what you enjoy creating.

Anything else you would like to share? I really appreciate the opportunity to be a vendor at the First Friday Indie Market. I also want to thank my mom, Jean Routh for helping me with The Bluebird’s Feather and for of course teaching me how to knit in the first place.

The Bluebird’s Feather will be a featured artist at the First Friday Indie Market on December 5, 2014. The market is located on the corner of MLK and Elm St in Downtown Greensboro, NC and is open from 4-9 pm.

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