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Occupation Embroidery Artist
Location Redlands, California, United States
Introduction is a native southern Californian from Redlands, an area rich in Craftsman homes. Her interest in textiles began at an early age, when she would frequent her grandparent’s upholstery shop, and leave with arms full of remnants. With the aid of an embroidery kit, she taught herself to embroider at the age of 10. She went on to receive a degree in Fine Arts, but it wasn’t until several years later that she discovered an interest in the Arts & Crafts style, and became interested in textiles from the period. Research on design principles from books of the period assisted in the creation of a runner that she auctioned. Upon receiving the runner, the successful bidder commissioned Richards to create curtains for a Craftsman home in Pasadena, California; and the rest they say, is history.
Interests Hand embroidery, Arts and Crafts, Craftsman, linen, textile painting and embellishing, embroidered art work, antique textiles
Favorite Movies Something Wicked This Way Comes, Dead Poet's Society, Silver Bullet, Stir of Echoes, All the Harry Potter films; Tombstone
Favorite Music Indie, Alternative, revival punk, the Killers, Arcade Fire, Muse, Bravery, British Sea Power, Clash, Oingo Boingo, Nine Inch Nails, with a soft spot for Elvis Costello
Favorite Books Twilight, Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter Half Blood Prince, Water For Elephants