inspired by nature
inspired by nature
Welcome to Sprouted Designs, handmade housewares, paper goods, and children’s clothes inspired by nature. Each item is hand screen printed with original designs by myself and my husband in our St. Louis Missouri studio.
I started Sprouted Designs in 2010 as an avenue to develop my artistic interests. Sprouted Designs product line consists of hand screen-printed kitchen flour sack towels, napkins, baby/children’s apparel and paper products. We have additionally begun laser etching our designs onto handmade wooden vases.
I craft every design by starting with a real object, an avocado, a homegrown tomato, a bunny rabbit in my yard, or an antique whisk for example. Using the actual item as the beginning for my designs lends them a beautiful and clean quality. In the printing process I use environmentally friendly water based inks that have a wonderfully soft feel on the fabric, perfect for drying dishes or when you are snuggling up with baby. I also take great care to properly heat set the inks onto my products to ensure their long lasting beauty.
When selecting blanks to print my designs on I only use high quality items and try to keep my sourcing as local and ethical as possible. The flour sack towels I have made for me in Michigan. They are a nice heavier weight and unlike standard flour sack towels they are hemmed on all four sides and I’ve added a hanging loop. My paper products are made from 100% recycled paper from the Michigan based family run hydro powered paper mill, French Paper co. The children’s apparel I source from made in America companies and most of the items are made from organic grown cotton.
Our newest product line is one of a kind wooden vases. My husband is using a mixture of reclaimed wood (when available) and new wood to craft these unique vases. The wood for the vases is shaped by cutting a series of angles with a compound miter saw and then sanded to a smooth finish. A hole is drilled to hold glass test tubes to hold water for the flowers. Our designs are laser etched onto the surface. One more round of sanding followed by sealing with a mixture of mineral oil and beeswax to highlight the varieties and nature of the wood and the vase is complete.Keep up to date by following me on Facebook and Twitter (click the logos in the upper right of the page) and checking out my “upcoming events” post Have Questions? Feel free to contact me below