April 25, 2014

Friday Feature- Twisted Thread and Hook {Giveaway}

Happy Friday lovelies. This week's feature is an amazing shop, Twisted Thread and Hook. I have one of her rope baskets in my bedroom and I absolutely love it! The craftsmanship is unbelievable. And you have to check out her rugs. They are beyond beautiful! I hope you enjoy getting to know Magda and her store, Twisted Thread and Hook and be sure to enter the giveaway below.

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your background.
My name is Magda Marsh.  I was born in Poland and came to live in US over 20 years ago when I was a teenager.  Now I live in a great Hudson Valley region in New York, with a great husband and my 2 wonderful children.  I love to spend my time outdoors when it's warm.  My favorite outdoor activity is camping, kayaking and sailing (which I have done quite a bit when I was young).  I'm very happy that kids are finally old enough now so we can do some sailing together.   I'm not much into winter and snow.  On gloomy days, I love to craft.  I've been crocheting since I was little.  I've tried many different crafts over the years.  My house is full of my handmade creations, but crocheting is always the one thing that I keep coming back to.  I love to discover new techniques and unique designs.  

2. Tell us about your business. What do you make? What are you all about?
I make rope rugs and mats as well baskets, coasters and other home decor items.  Many of my designs are nautical and beach themed but there are also many that can fit with many different kids of decor.  I use cotton rope and jute rope that allow me to design rugs with great texture and unique look.  I also use fleece to make rugs for children.  The list of things I have in my shop is always expanding, and soon, I hope to include some rope wall art as well.

3. When and why did you start your business?
I started my business because I finally realized, or rather I finally believed that I can have a job that I truly love and I'm very passionate about.  I started Twisted Thread and Hook at the end of  2012 selling fine thread crochet jewelry.  It took me some time to realize that my true calling was for something way bigger than that.  That's when I started selling rugs.  Currently, I took a break from my office job so I can follow my crafty business dream while also be able to stay at home with my kids more.  I had no idea how busy these two part-time jobs would keep me, but I'm loving it.  

4. What inspires you?
There are so many thing that inspire me.  Many times it's just things around me, shapes and colors I see.  I love sailing, so many inspirations come from that.  I also get ideas from my kids just by watching them and seeing what they love.  And sometimes it's simply learning a new technique and having a challenge to incorporate it into my patterns.

Enter to win 2 handmade coaster made with 100% cotton rope.  They help keep table clean, iced drink cool and hot drink hot.

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  1. Thank you for the giveaway! I love the large basket and the shell rug I have from Twisted Thread. I want to get another basket or two, and I'd love to have a bath mat

  2. I love the xl nautical theme basket. Also, the green & blue nursery rugs.


  3. I've selected you for the Liebster Award!! http://www.brittenyoffthehook.com/2014/04/the-liebster-award-discover-new-blogs.html

    1. Thank you Britteny! I can't get your link to work?

  4. Love Magda's creations! Details are what you see on her rugs!

  5. Dream Catcher for sureee!

  6. Thank you so much Twister Thread and hook! I love all and everything in your shop! I hope to have an owl rug and a few of those amazing baskets one day! Thank you again! ♥