About the Artist

gretchen-herdrichI am a Colorado fabric artist. I can create something unique for you! A pair of custom baby booties or a hand-made pin, or a beautiful fabric wall-hanging designed for you. The work is created from a variety of fabrics and a mixture of materials that may include cotton, flannel, fleece,ultrasuede, beads, paint, and embroidered embellishments.

I have been sewing since I can remember…for myself, family, friends, giving gifts and doing my work. My mother called me “an artist with a needle.”

I am a fabric artist, and I love working with different fabrics and other materials, creating clothing and home decor. A few years ago, I created a series of church banners for the sanctuary at my church, and that expanded to making cards from photos of the banners. The wall-hangings I make now grew from the work I did making the banners. I “see” the picture, sometimes draw or sketch or paint it, and then create it in fabric.

I thought it would be fun to create smaller pictures, so my pins are small pieces of art, for art lovers to wear. They tell a story. What do they say to you?