Natures Designs by Raven
Tell us about your business.I started needle felting little creatures at first. I am also a knitting addict. One night, before falling asleep, I imagined a black, felted purse with needle felting. I water color, so the surface felting was an easy conversion. I fell in love with my first one, and have continued felting anything else that I can think of to knit. I sell my products in a gift shop at Breitenbush Hot Springs resort, and to individuals.
Tell us about your workspace, shop, or studio.I have a one room art studio with loft.
What inspires you?I love animals and nature. I have drawn or painted animals since I was a little girl.
What makes your business stand out?I consider my creations, works of art. Each item is one of a kind.
What advice would you give an aspiring creative entrepreneur?Do what you love.
What does American Made mean to you?Quality, integrity, and pride.
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