About Us

The Tangled Web Store, DFW, owned by Christi Davenport (bun bun) and Shirley Crow (raven).

Tell us a bit about yourself. What is the first thing you can remember making by hand? How and why did you make it?
Shirley is the yarn guru.  Having the ability to look at a skein of yarn and knows what it wants to become.
Christi is a machine embroiderer and a sewing fanatic. 
Shirley: I remember making from hand was a small cross stitch piece my Grandma Shirley taught me to make. 
Christi:  A quilt my grandmother helped me make. 

What inspires you? Where do your ideas come from?
Shirley: I get ideas from every where; a trip to the store, magazines, TV shows, fashion trends. I love taking a ball of yarn and making something out of it, that still a fascination for me.
Christi: My inspiration works backwards. Instead of figuring out the finished project first, I choose a design and think about what it would work best on.  I look at a lot of embroidery design websites and lean towards the more quirky side of things.

What are your favorite materials?
Yarn, wire, fabric, thread, spindles, wool, cotton, designs, art, words.

Any tips for selling handmade stuff?
Don't give up, keep trying, keep learning, and listen to your gut.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
We are both starving students trying to make our way through college.  
Shirley is also a religious leader and teacher in the community.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
Shirley: a little clay witch my house mate made for me.  My laptop bag, t-shirt, and jacket that Christi made for me.
Christi: Its not handmade but my cherished possession is the Singer sewing machine that I learned on when I was kid. 

How do you promote your work?
Etsy Fort Worth


What first made you want to become an artist?

It is in our blood we both come from long lines of crafters it was destiny.

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