Where and how can I purchase your embroidery art?
I sell my embroidery pieces through my Instagram page, Thursdays at 11am (PST). www.instagram.com/cassiemdias
On Wednesdays, I post a preview in my Instagram stories of the piece which will be going on sale the next day (Thursday). Once listed for sale, the price, along with all the other information about the piece, is listed in the caption. The piece goes to the first person to comment with "💛sold". (I currently only ship domestically.)
My works that are still available can be found here.
How much do you sell your pieces for?
The prices of my pieces vary. It really depends on the amount of work that went into making it, and how attached I am to the piece. When I first list them, the price is posted in the caption (until someone buys it).
Do you do commissions?
Recently, I've decided to start accepting commission work. As of now, my commissions open monthly and slots are extremely limited. If you are interested in a commissioned piece, please feel free to check the slot availability in the "General Information" section of the form before submitting a request.
The form can be found here: Commission Request Form
Do you offer PDF patterns of your work?
Yes and no. Each of my thread painting embroideries are one-of-a-kind and some involve many layers of different techniques, and for that reason, in addition to wanting to maintain their originality, I don't offer patterns of my more detailed work.
However, I do offer digital PDF patterns for anyone looking to try a simpler project. Please visit my pattern shop here: www.etsy.com/shop/CDiasEmbroideryArt
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Why don't you ship internationally?
There are various reasons why I only ship domestically, but what it comes down to is that I feel there are too many factors that can lead to delays in transit, or a piece getting damaged or lost along the way. When shipping domestically, I feel I have a better sense of where the item is in transit, and the peace of mind that it will reach the buyer safely.
ABOUT MY PROCESS:
How many strands do you use?
The number of strands I use is determined by several factors: the area I'm working on, the fabric I'm using, and the amount of detail I'm trying to incorporate. After practicing a lot and figuring out the desired look I want to achieve, I have found what works best for me. My advice is to just keep practicing to find what works best for you!
How do you get the work all the way to the edge of the hoop?
I start my work on a larger hoop, then transfer to the final one.