Labelle Maverique

All of the pieces in Labelle Maverique incorporate recycled / vintage materials. Each piece is handcrafted and created with love by dullleadsinker.

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
lets see, i'm just another starving artist, i was trained in photography, but 2D was just too flat and so i keep trying to find ways to make photos 3D. all this led me to sewing photographs to fabric and making photos into fabric. so i guess i just got curious about actually working with actual fibers. now i have this deep love for weaving, felting, sewing, and making things that adorne the body and the gallery walls. i also love hula hooping. i studied belly dance for a little while, it was so beautiful and so controlled that i came to the understanding that i'm such a spaz, and so hooping makes way more sense for me. anyways i feel in love with tribal belly dance/hula hoop clothing, so i just stated making my own. my fantasy world would have a happy hour in which Laura Angles, Stevie Nicks, Nico, Mae West, Calamity Jane, and myself meet up at least once a week in some out of the way place to have lemon balm juleps and discuss, well, everything. so because i have a rich fantasy life, i've been creating things like fascinators and pantaloons, because life's too short not to wear these things or live a rich fantasy life. well that's a little bit about me.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
work on fiber installations

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
it usually goes pretty smoothly

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
a bracelet, most likely

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
an artist, of course

What other shops or artists out there do you love?
CamilleMarie All Things Crochet, Gossip Gossip, Dark Fusion, attiladesign, foldedpigs, damselinthisdress, topsyturvydesign [See the SCS interview with topsyturvydesign here - Ed.]

What does your future hold?
Hopefully, to be self employed, have a bunch of land, so i can build an artist-in-residency program, and well...most of all be happy.