Vesha Parker (@veshamakesthings)

Vesha Parker
@veshamakesthings

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Software engineer at Etsy who loves to make things 👩🏾‍💻👩🏾‍🎨 Embroidery | Ceramics | Foodstuff | Knitting | Whatever I like having a lot of hobbies 😊

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I walked to work this morning, and initially hoped for a sunny walk so I could get a well-lit shot of this hoop, but it was *super* foggy out. That ended up making for a gorgeous walk across the Brooklyn Bridge (swipe to see two shots from the bridge this morning)!
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This is my first new design in about two months (if not more?), and I'm pretty stoked about it! The Brooklyn Bridge is my favorite bridge, and it's nice to have this piece on my wall now to remind me of being surrounded by the cables of the bridge while walking between Manhattan and Brooklyn. 😊
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I am going to do a slightly simpler version of this hoop to see if it would make for a good pattern/tutorial on how I do the hair in my pieces. I'm excited to share that other version (and possibly a call for pattern testers?) soon!

I walked to work this morning, and initially hoped for a sunny walk so I could get a well-lit shot of this hoop, but it was *super* foggy out. That ended up making for a gorgeous walk across the Brooklyn Bridge (swipe to see two shots from the bridge this morning)! . This is my first new design in about two months (if not more?), and I'm pretty stoked about it! The Brooklyn Bridge is my favorite bridge, and it's nice to have this piece on my wall now to remind me of being surrounded by the cables of the bridge while walking between Manhattan and Brooklyn. 😊 . I am going to do a slightly simpler version of this hoop to see if it would make for a good pattern/tutorial on how I do the hair in my pieces. I'm excited to share that other version (and possibly a call for pattern testers?) soon!

I worked on a new project while in Venice. I usually have a pretty clear idea of how a piece will come out, but I’m making up the textures for this one as I go. It feels sort of nice to work without a plan ☺️. This piece will be a depiction of one of my favorite sights in the whole world: the Brooklyn Bridge.
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I intend to make two versions of this hoop, the original for me, and a second for a hoop swap I’m doing with a talented embroiderer if the original looks good!
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I have one other hoop in my queue that will be a combination of some of my other ideas to bring my embroidery into the 3D realm. I will start that one after I finish these two hoops. Fingers crossed that they all get me back into my groove! 🤞🏾

I worked on a new project while in Venice. I usually have a pretty clear idea of how a piece will come out, but I’m making up the textures for this one as I go. It feels sort of nice to work without a plan ☺️. This piece will be a depiction of one of my favorite sights in the whole world: the Brooklyn Bridge. . I intend to make two versions of this hoop, the original for me, and a second for a hoop swap I’m doing with a talented embroiderer if the original looks good! . I have one other hoop in my queue that will be a combination of some of my other ideas to bring my embroidery into the 3D realm. I will start that one after I finish these two hoops. Fingers crossed that they all get me back into my groove! 🤞🏾

I’m feeling a bit creatively blocked at the moment, and I think it’s because I have too many things on my mind as of late. Most of its good! It still takes up a lot of brain space though. 😕
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I’m spending time thinking through what I liked about some of my old pieces in my search for some new inspiration. I really loved the color palette for this piece, all neutrals, browns, and natural tones. It puts me at peace. ☺️

I’m feeling a bit creatively blocked at the moment, and I think it’s because I have too many things on my mind as of late. Most of its good! It still takes up a lot of brain space though. 😕 . I’m spending time thinking through what I liked about some of my old pieces in my search for some new inspiration. I really loved the color palette for this piece, all neutrals, browns, and natural tones. It puts me at peace. ☺️

🚨It’s GIVEAWAY time! 🚨
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I’ve been thoroughly enjoying growing as a maker and Etsy shop owner through running this account, and now I’d like to celebrate reaching 1.1k followers! I polled folks a while ago for what they might want to receive in a giveaway, and the answer was overwhelmingly “a finished embroidery hoop!”
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The winner of this giveaway can choose any one hoop from the Lost In Nature series, or the Farmers Market hoop (swipe to see these hoops). I am happy to customize the skin/hair color of any people in the selected piece, and I’ll make the winner a brand new hoop. 😁 I’ll ship this internationally if the winner doesn’t live in the USA, and I’ll cover shipping costs too!
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You can enter in three different ways (max 3 entries). You must be following me for these entries to count:
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1. Tag 3 friends who might want to enter in this giveaway in a comment on this post.
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2. Share any photo of my work in your Insta story and tag me in it (I can’t see it if your account is private, just a heads up!)
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3. Share any photo of my work in a post and tag me on the photo itself (so it doesn’t get lost in my notifications, also I can’t see it if your account is private!)
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I’m going on vacation soon (I am posting this from the airport! 😅), so this giveaway will end when my vacation does! The last chance to enter will be 8 am EST on 2/12, at which point a winner will be randomly selected.
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Good luck! 🤗✌🏾
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#contemporaryembroidery #embroidery #dmcthreads #dmcembroidery #handembroidery #modernembroidery #broderie #craftsposure #creatorslane #modernembroiderymovement #embroideryart #hoopart #embroideryinstaguild #handcraft #stitching #stitchersofinstagram #damngoodstitch #embroiderymagazine

🚨It’s GIVEAWAY time! 🚨 . I’ve been thoroughly enjoying growing as a maker and Etsy shop owner through running this account, and now I’d like to celebrate reaching 1.1k followers! I polled folks a while ago for what they might want to receive in a giveaway, and the answer was overwhelmingly “a finished embroidery hoop!” . The winner of this giveaway can choose any one hoop from the Lost In Nature series, or the Farmers Market hoop (swipe to see these hoops). I am happy to customize the skin/hair color of any people in the selected piece, and I’ll make the winner a brand new hoop. 😁 I’ll ship this internationally if the winner doesn’t live in the USA, and I’ll cover shipping costs too! . You can enter in three different ways (max 3 entries). You must be following me for these entries to count: . 1. Tag 3 friends who might want to enter in this giveaway in a comment on this post. . 2. Share any photo of my work in your Insta story and tag me in it (I can’t see it if your account is private, just a heads up!) . 3. Share any photo of my work in a post and tag me on the photo itself (so it doesn’t get lost in my notifications, also I can’t see it if your account is private!) . I’m going on vacation soon (I am posting this from the airport! 😅), so this giveaway will end when my vacation does! The last chance to enter will be 8 am EST on 2/12, at which point a winner will be randomly selected. . Good luck! 🤗✌🏾 . . . #contemporaryembroidery  #embroidery  #dmcthreads  #dmcembroidery  #handembroidery  #modernembroidery  #broderie  #craftsposure  #creatorslane  #modernembroiderymovement  #embroideryart  #hoopart  #embroideryinstaguild  #handcraft  #stitching  #stitchersofinstagram  #damngoodstitch  #embroiderymagazine 

This piece recently went off to its forever home with my friend @morammin, who scoped it up from my Etsy shop! It was fun to re-do an old piece (“Lost in Nature No. 2”), and *super* fun to make the buns even bigger than the original piece. ✌🏾🍃

This piece recently went off to its forever home with my friend @morammin , who scoped it up from my Etsy shop! It was fun to re-do an old piece (“Lost in Nature No. 2”), and *super* fun to make the buns even bigger than the original piece. ✌🏾🍃

I had the most wonderful experience earlier this week at the opening reception for my first ever exhibit. 😊
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Life is funny, and you pick up things that seem so insignificant in the moment, only to see them blossom into something meaningful to you later on. That’s how I feel about my transition from noodling around with embroidery last summer to seeing where I am with it now.
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I’ve been busy with a lot of work for my job, non-profit, and general life these past few weeks, and have been itching to create a lot of different things, but it was really nice to slow down for a bit and appreciate what I’ve already accomplished. ❤️
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A million thanks to @iamharlemneedlearts for tapping me for this opportunity!
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#contemporaryembroidery #embroidery #dmcthreads #dmcembroidery #handembroidery #modernembroidery #broderie #craftsposure #creatorslane #modernembroiderymovement #embroideryart #hoopart #embroideryinstaguild #handcraft #stitching #stitchersofinstagram #damngoodstitch

I had the most wonderful experience earlier this week at the opening reception for my first ever exhibit. 😊 . Life is funny, and you pick up things that seem so insignificant in the moment, only to see them blossom into something meaningful to you later on. That’s how I feel about my transition from noodling around with embroidery last summer to seeing where I am with it now. . I’ve been busy with a lot of work for my job, non-profit, and general life these past few weeks, and have been itching to create a lot of different things, but it was really nice to slow down for a bit and appreciate what I’ve already accomplished. ❤️ . A million thanks to @iamharlemneedlearts  for tapping me for this opportunity! . . . . . #contemporaryembroidery  #embroidery  #dmcthreads  #dmcembroidery  #handembroidery  #modernembroidery  #broderie  #craftsposure  #creatorslane  #modernembroiderymovement  #embroideryart  #hoopart  #embroideryinstaguild  #handcraft  #stitching  #stitchersofinstagram  #damngoodstitch 

I’m enjoying my Lost in Nature series one last time before dropping these babies off for an exhibit!
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I am participating in an exhibit named IDENTITY, hosted by Harlem Needle Arts (@iamharlemneedlearts) and the NYC Parks Department. The exhibit will be in the Arsenal from January 17th - February 24th along with some beautiful works from other artists.
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This is my first exhibit of any kind, so I’m nervous and very excited for opening night!! I never thought a passing hobby I picked up last year would bring me so much joy. 😊
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Special thanks to my dear @morammin for helping me fix up my artist bio (I’ve never had to write one before!). 💖

I’m enjoying my Lost in Nature series one last time before dropping these babies off for an exhibit! . I am participating in an exhibit named IDENTITY, hosted by Harlem Needle Arts (@iamharlemneedlearts ) and the NYC Parks Department. The exhibit will be in the Arsenal from January 17th - February 24th along with some beautiful works from other artists. . This is my first exhibit of any kind, so I’m nervous and very excited for opening night!! I never thought a passing hobby I picked up last year would bring me so much joy. 😊 . Special thanks to my dear @morammin  for helping me fix up my artist bio (I’ve never had to write one before!). 💖

I’m working on a new interpretation of my Lost In Nature series, but it is moving along pretty slowly since life is crazy busy right now. 😭
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I don’t have as much time to explore this rebirth of my old series as I’d like, but I’m enjoying the little bits of progress I have a chance to get in, like this lovely sunrise. 🌅

I’m working on a new interpretation of my Lost In Nature series, but it is moving along pretty slowly since life is crazy busy right now. 😭 . I don’t have as much time to explore this rebirth of my old series as I’d like, but I’m enjoying the little bits of progress I have a chance to get in, like this lovely sunrise. 🌅

It has been absolutely FREEZING in NYC these past few days. I can't stop daydreaming about the sun and the summer months. 😫
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I've been thinking through how I should display my embroidery in my apartment, and as I worked to find a good arrangement, I couldn't stop looking at this piece from my Summer Love series, and wishing it was warm enough for rooftop crafting again. I just have to be patient through these frigid months!
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I visited the Etsy roof to reimagine this scene, and it’s just covered with heaps of snow! 😭

It has been absolutely FREEZING in NYC these past few days. I can't stop daydreaming about the sun and the summer months. 😫 . I've been thinking through how I should display my embroidery in my apartment, and as I worked to find a good arrangement, I couldn't stop looking at this piece from my Summer Love series, and wishing it was warm enough for rooftop crafting again. I just have to be patient through these frigid months! . I visited the Etsy roof to reimagine this scene, and it’s just covered with heaps of snow! 😭

It feels so good to be able to share pieces I made a while back as Christmas presents! Here's a piece I did of my friend Mo. She is wonderful for a plethora of reasons, and when I visited her in LA last year, I noticed that she kept her kite in the backseat of her car at all times. I *loved* that, and figured a nice Christmas present would recreate the cutest photo of her flying a kite.
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This piece is done with a background layer of canvas with a water-colored sky and ground, and a few stitches reserved for some distant palm trees and wispy clouds. The foreground is done on shimmery organza and features Mo flying her kite! I wanted to create some sense of depth for this piece, and actually assembling this hoop took me a bit to figure out, but I'm so stoked with how it turned out!

It feels so good to be able to share pieces I made a while back as Christmas presents! Here's a piece I did of my friend Mo. She is wonderful for a plethora of reasons, and when I visited her in LA last year, I noticed that she kept her kite in the backseat of her car at all times. I *loved* that, and figured a nice Christmas present would recreate the cutest photo of her flying a kite. . This piece is done with a background layer of canvas with a water-colored sky and ground, and a few stitches reserved for some distant palm trees and wispy clouds. The foreground is done on shimmery organza and features Mo flying her kite! I wanted to create some sense of depth for this piece, and actually assembling this hoop took me a bit to figure out, but I'm so stoked with how it turned out!

EDIT: I’m all set for testers! Thanks everyone!
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. 🚨Call for pattern testers🚨
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I have finally wrapped up edits on the farmers girl pattern, and I would like two people to test out my pattern for me! Please DM me to let me know if you’re interested! I’m looking for one person who has *never* embroidered before, and another who is a beginner or mid-level embroiderer.
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Additional needs:
- you should be able to finish testing this by 1/15
- you should have time to provide feedback on the pattern once you test it
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DM me if you’re interested! I’m so excited to release this *one day*!

EDIT: I’m all set for testers! Thanks everyone! . . 🚨Call for pattern testers🚨 . I have finally wrapped up edits on the farmers girl pattern, and I would like two people to test out my pattern for me! Please DM me to let me know if you’re interested! I’m looking for one person who has *never* embroidered before, and another who is a beginner or mid-level embroiderer. . Additional needs: - you should be able to finish testing this by 1/15 - you should have time to provide feedback on the pattern once you test it . DM me if you’re interested! I’m so excited to release this *one day*!

My family gave me a #dmc Color Guide for Christmas, and it’s already my favorite thing!!! I need to look up some colors for the cacti in this piece I’m working on, and it will be so much easier than taking this hoop with me to the store and figuring things out there. Thanks @viniababyyy and fam!

My family gave me a #dmc  Color Guide for Christmas, and it’s already my favorite thing!!! I need to look up some colors for the cacti in this piece I’m working on, and it will be so much easier than taking this hoop with me to the store and figuring things out there. Thanks @viniababyyy  and fam!

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