Piper Bib, cotton terry and cotton flannel
Kristen Owens began crafting at age 10 and sold all the items she displayed at a neighbor’s holiday boutique. Often relocating, Kristen developed her sewing skills making pillows, curtains, and decor, with her mother’s long-distance instruction, as she redid each home. Now retired, Kristen worked in public education 15+ years as a secondary French teacher and an adult education administrator in WI, KY, and MN. Her experience with ESL, and developing education/business partnerships, led to her next 15 years as a manufacturing Training & Development manager in MN, MA, and CA. It wasn’t until 2017 that Kristen began making contoured burp cloths and bibs for friends of family, and then for boutiques in Old Lyme, CT, and Monmouth, NJ. Kristen strives to mix patterns and make each unique. With her focus on baby and children’s items, Kristen enjoys using wool felt and embroidering by hand. Having lived a year in Provence (France), Kristen loves growing lavender in her backyard that she harvests and dries. “Kri-Kri Unique” is Kristen’s design name.
Kristen’s work is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.