Seller Profile – Swancott Designs

Shân Neves

Etsy shop name
Swancott Designs

Please describe your product range.
I design and make a range of original textile items; faux taxidermy animal heads (deer, unicorns,dogs and rabbits), embroidered bags and backpacks, fabric covered notebooks and printed and embroidered cushions using natural fabrics like cotton and linen.

I started an Etsy shop because…
I just love to draw and to sew and I really wanted to turn my designs into a real business. Etsy was a great way to see if I could do this and to reach a world wide audience!

I feel inspired by…
I feel inspired by 1950s fabric designs, scientific illustrations, old engravings, all sorts of things animal and botanical, maps, carousel animals and the patterns and textures of natural fabrics like linen and cotton. I’m always inspired by the work of other artists and designers, I don’t have a favourite as there’s just so much fantastic stuff out there!

When I’m working on Etsy, I like to listen to…
Radio 6 music, and Radio 4 dramas.

What will you have for sale at Etsy Made Local?
I will have a range of faux taxidermy heads including deer, unicorns and dogs, plus a selection of my embroidered backpacks and fabric covered notebooks.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFaux taxidermy deer head – £25

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