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Vendor Spotlight: Mutant Angel

Katie Moore creates vintage inspired hand-embroidery for her business Mutant Angel. Her designs range from the kitschy to the classy to the slightly rebellious and include towels, hankies, purses, baby bibs, onesies and other unique pieces.

What do you make, and what inspires you?
I absolutely love vintage linens, especially hankies and towels, but I’ve embroidered almost everything made of fabric. The clean lines and whimsical patterns of 40s and 50s clothing and housewares are a major source of inspiration for me.

What is your favorite spot or thing to do in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill?
My favorite spot is the Fairgrounds Flea Market. I’ve been a frequent visitor there since before I could drive. It is undoubtedly the best flea market I’ve ever visited — friendly people, relatively clean bathrooms, and lots of great finds!

What music do you listen to while crafting or creating?
Lately I’ve been listening to Neko Case or Mark Knopfler … unless I’m feeling too lazy to find my cds … then I just leave it on the country radio station.

Guilty pleasure:
Lady Gaga — she is talented and probably a little insane, a great combination. And anything made of chocolate …

Dark, milk, or white chocolate:
Why choose? All three.

So stop by the Mutant Angel table on Saturday, November 7th to check out the flea market inspired embroidery designs that Katie has created for The Handmade Market.

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Author: The Handmaidens

The Handmaidens are a North Carolina collective of nine artists, designers, and crafters who create handcrafted adornments for body and home. Formed in 2004, the collective works together to participate in and produce local shopping events and trunk shows.

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