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Robin Kingsley - Bird Brain Designs

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“Ruler of the Roost” at Bird Brain Designs, Robin is well-known for her charming and whimsical redwork embroidery—a passion she’s shared for over 50 years—and she hasn’t put down the needle yet! From her beginnings teaching crewel embroidery in a Davis, CA shop (where she also sold class sewing supplies from a wicker basket in the back of her station wagon), Robin opened her first business, The Sampler, and eventually relocated to the east coast where she spent many years designing for the needlework industry.
After her kids were grown, Robin returned home to California and, along with her two sisters, opened a Sonoma gift shop, Three Sisters, which they ran together for six wonderful years. Robin now designs patterns for Bird Brain Designs along with her sister, Tina (“Keeper of the Coop”) who tends the store. The storefront, in downtown Kelseyville, CA, showcases their popular embroidery, applique and needle felting designs on stitched pillows, tea towels, wall hangings, quilts and more all displayed on vintage tables and cupboards. -- from

In Stitches by Robin Kingsley for Maywood Studio