Kelley’s goods

December 16th, 2009

Kelley’s goods

Kelley Deal (pictured above with lapdog “Carter”) makes scarves and handbags we’re very happy to help sell at Wire & Twine. After combing through thrift stores for fabulous old sweaters, she felts them and then turns them into scarves. No two items are alike and every one is handmade by Kelley.

Name: Kelley Deal

Location: Dayton, OH

Website: kelleydeal.net

Why did you start making handmade goods?
A friend had a birthday, and I was thinking of something handmade to give her. That’s when I started making bags. Then I saw these beautiful old sweaters, and I knew I had to do something with them. That’s when I started making scarves.

Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere. The ocean. Magazine advertisements. Two colors sitting next to one another. From the sweaters themselves. Kim (Deal) is instrumental in naming. Whatever makes us laugh is the name the scarf gets. They kind of name themselves!

What is the best part of your day?
When I’m done running around and all my obligations are met. I’m able to go up to my Pull Room, stand there, and start creating. My Pull Room is where I keep all my raw materials, laid out according to color and pattern. At that time of day, I feel like I have the leisure to work as long as I’d like.

What have you been listening to lately?
Christmas music on the AM stations! I sing my heart out along with those songs.

What don’t we know about you?
Nothing! I put it all out there, baby.

We should mention, Kelley’s stuff sells out pretty quick. And this time around she’s made some pretty innovative variations on her scarves with some short ones (as seen on TV) and “collars” – Check ’em out!

Libby

December 25th, 2009   12:34 pm

Santa brought me a Kelley Deal scarf and I am thrilled!

lshuey

January 27th, 2010   11:57 am

Is she a former member of the band, “The Breeders?” She seems familiar….

wendy

February 3rd, 2010   12:53 pm

Yep, she’s in the Breeders! And a whiz at knitting and felting!

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