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SHAMS & Coverups is an arts & crafts studio based in Raleigh, North Carolina. We fabricate memories from the basic ingredients of textiles, thread, dyes, patterns & love. I left the corporate world, after working for 10 years in the banking industry as an accountant, to become a new mom. No more endless days in a cube behind a computer screen, wishing I was crafting & making. I have at long last been able to make a full-time commitment to creating & sharing with everyone.
My family is my primary source of inspiration, especially Grandma Eaves, who nurtured my love of sewing while I was a little girl. She was an accomplished quilter, accordianist & seamstress. She lived through the Great Depression in the rural foothills of western North Carolina, where we grew up. She made clothes for my sister and I growing up & told us stories of the “Flour Sack Dresses” they made & wore when she was our age. Her sense of humor & joy of life inspired everyone she came in contact with. In fact, in her late 80′s, she became a fan of “pinky & the brain”, sewing us a wonderful “pinky & the brain” quilt as a gift.
The best place to find our handcrafted creations is through our exclusive online retailer, Etsy. You can also find us in a few local retailers across the country. We are strong advocates for supporting local handmade goods.
We hope our craftwares become part of your personal journey to be cherished & loved – maybe – they’ll put a on your face!
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