Paint By Threads is pleased to offer a large selection of Arts & Crafts period inspired textiles. Designer, Natalie Richards creates original hand embroidered textiles inspired by the Arts & Crafts Movement for use within Craftsman, Bungalow, Mission and Prairie style homes. By employing design principles from the Arts & Crafts Movement, and using period-appropriate embroidery stitches, hand stenciling, appliqué, and high quality materials (100% linen, pearl cotton and hand-dyed silk threads), Paint By Threads creates quality, hand embroidered pillows, table linens, curtains, room divider drapes, coverlets, and bedspreads. For individuals interested in embroidering their own pillows or table lines, Paint By Threads offers embroidery kits complete with linen marked with design, embroidery thread, needle and instructions with color photos. In addition, all linens are available for purchase by the yard. We specialize in custom textile design and create one-of-a-kind textiles to matching your existing Arts & Crafts china, upholstery, inlay designs and wallpaper at a reasonable price. With her degree in Fine Arts, Natalie Richards also enjoys creating one-of-a-kind framed needle art that incorporates a multitude of mediums including acrylic painting, appliqué, hand embroidery, needle lace, stump work, and beadwork.
As a Roycroft Renaissance Artisan, Natalie Richards honors the designation by providing high quality craftsmanship, mastery of embroidery techniques and understanding of Arts & Crafts forms and aesthetics, originality in design, innovation and continual artistic growth all of which are attributes necessary to be awarded use of the mark and hold the designation of Roycroft Renaissance Artisan. Natalie Richards embroiders all textiles by hand, and honors the distinction of Roycroft Artisan by signing each creation with her initials and a hand embroidered Roycroft Renaissance Mark. To learn more about the Roycrofters At Large Association refer to the links page on this website.
My philosophy is simple and is based on Arts and Crafts principles: create only what is beautiful and what will be enjoyed. I am passionate about what I make and design. I only create handcrafted textiles that I would place in my own home. I embroidered and paint on only quality European linens and offer the same fabrics by the yard for your creations. I enjoy designing custom textiles and working one on one to create textile treasure just for you. I look forward to providing all of your textile needs - Natalie Richards, Artisan/Designer.