Hey lovelies, I'm so excited to be introducing to ya'll this really cool etsy shop! If you're a fan of Pendleton, anything Navajo, Tribal, or Aztec -- then this shop is for you! It's full of decorative pillows, blankets, bags, and even Christmas stockings (how cute is that?!). Each item is created with Pendleton wool in an assortment of amazing prints and colors! Not to mention the prices are extremely covetable! If you're a fan of Pendleton then you know how expensive it can be. This shop's prices are definitely wallet friendly, and the items are perfect gift ideas for the upcoming Christmas holiday. :) One lucky follower will win $30 towards a purchase at the Urban Camp etsy shop (not including shipping costs)!
Q&A w/ Shop Owner: Lisa Nevins:
1.) Tell us a litte about the Urban Camp etsy shop.
One day I was riding my bike by the Pendleton fabric store (the only one like it in the country, lucky me). The Navajo trend had been rolling around in my mind. Once I went into the store I was so surprised to see the beautiful rolls of blanket wool, the designs and colors just grabbed me. That's when I thought "what a great twist on making an American classic, modern ". The name Urban Camp followed when I thought about how most of us love being home, it's our special Camp site with our personal statement in decor. Pendleton was my muse! We all know this looks great in a rustic setting, but a contemporary setting is really new and fresh. It's especially fun to be artistic in how you pick up the pattern for the pillows or purse. Every yard of fabric has a big pattern all over it, the fun part is picking the spot that looks cool. One pattern can make lots of different looks based on how you play with it. So there's a little bit of artistry in each one even before you start to do the craft of sewing. My friend makes the purses and I make the blankets and pillows, we have a good time talking about fabric and buying fabric, we can get in trouble together for sure!
2.) How long have you been creating your Navajo inspired pieces?
I opened the shop this September and it's been really encouraging to see the response! So, really not that long, 2 month at best!
3.) Would you say your own personal style or the decor of your home reflects a similar Navajo vibe?
My style is contemporary, I like art on the walls to be the focus in the room, I like furniture pieces that are special, a little mix of Asian as well. But now that I've gotten so inspired by this fabric I'm figuring out how to update my livingroom pillows and my bedroom with a cool blanket (now that it's cold out). I would infuse Navajo in a room with accessories, just a little is enough, that's why I love pillows and blankets. They are little pieces of art themselves.
4.) Which piece is currently your fave in your shop and why?
I love the teal and back diamond fabric I've listed in a blanket and pillows (see HERE, HERE, & HERE), the teal is so vibrant yet soothing, against black its really striking and sophisticated. I'd love to see it against a grey heather contemporary sofa. I had to think a while on this question. It's so wonderful to be around these patterns and colors while I create and sew for the shop. They all have an appeal. I love the black and cream patterns as much as the multi colored red, orange, teal patterns. My favorit purse of Linda's is the black and cream fabric called the Portland Collection. It's hard to say only a couple, since it's my shop I probably like them all, that makes sense!
5.) Why do you think Navajo and tribal pieces are so alluring to the fashion world?
I think there is a modern nod to the 70's. The panchos, boots, Levi's, hobo purses, heavier textured fabrics all speak to that era from a fashion standpoint. I think people want to be around something authentic. Pendleton is surely that! Home decor always follows fashion, I think that's what we are seeing.
6.) Any plans on adding scarves or clothing to your shop?
I think for now we will stick with what we are doing, maybe next year, you never know.
Pendleton Wool Navajo Decorative Pillows (red, blue, grey)
Pendleton Wool blanket (REVERSIBLE - Turquoise, Orange, Red, Brown)
Pendleton bag wool hobo tote purse (retro buffalo plaid red, black)
Pendleton wool Christmas stockings Navajo SET OF 2 (Black Red and Black white)
Pendleton Wool Throw Pillow (modern pattern in brown, orange, red, cream 18 x 18)
Pendleton wool Navajo hobo bag purse ( bright bold Tribal colors, teal, red, orange, yellow)
Wool blanket Pendelton Navajo REVERSIBLE throw BLANKET (red, black 60 x 54)
Pendleton wool Christmas stockings Navajo SET OF 2 (Turqoise, tan, red, orange)
Wool blanket Pendelton Navajo REVERSIBLE throw BLANKET (teal, black, diamonds, 60 x 54)
Pendleton Wool Throw Pillow 100 year anniversary design for the Pendleton Round up 2011
This Giveaway is now CLOSED
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The Giveaway will be open until , Monday November 21st at 7:00 PM eastern time.
The winner will be chosen at random by random.org
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!