Diana Watters Handmade

My name is Diana Watters and I am a formally trained Interior Designer with a Bachelor of Interior Design from Ryerson University. I spent 5 years practicing Interior Design and the past 3 years working in a metal fabrication shop. I was always coordinating with artists and makers but constantly yearning to do the making. I was re-introduced to cross stitch a few years ago and it awakened in me the sleeping giant that is my love and adoration for craft and making things with my hands. After stitching up a few patterns from books and other designers I noticed a gap in the market for patterns with modern content and contemporary colour palettes. In September 2016 I launched my Etsy shop where I started selling my PDF patterns and followed that up in November with cross stitch kits.

My perpetual goal as a designer and maker is to propel myself into new, uncharted territory with my craft. I am driven to explore the re-interpretation of cross stitch and pattern making by utilizing unconventional materials, and varying scales. Through travelling, I gather inspiration for new work and fresh colour palettes.