2 June 2020

 

Sonia B Textiles was a magical place to escape to, but it has come to the end of its journey.

 

I need to be authentic and let you know that I have fallen out of love with what I am/was doing.

Sonia B Textiles might re-emerge or evolve into something else. However, for a while now I have been waiting for that sense of wanting to create to return.

 

Thank you to everyone who has supported me on my venture. Your support, your showing up and encouragement won't be forgotten. I hold these people close to my heart and I couldn’t have shown up to the markets without you by my side.

 

I haven’t felt “creative” for some time now. Those of you that know me well, know that the last few years have not been easy.

 

Amongst other things, the feelings I have been battling with keeping up ‘Sonia B Textiles’ are:

  1. I have become tired of making for the sake of Instagram.

  2. I have become tired of the feeling that I am pushing unwanted/needed products onto people.

  3. I cannot compete with algorithms and phoney insta connections.

  4. I want to be able to create as and when I feel and not because I’m trying to monetize everything I do.

  5. We all could do with less stuff all around. I can’t make everything 100% sustainable as I’d like to and therefore don’t want to hand you the responsibility of feeling guilty about how to dispose of something once it’s come to the end of its use.

 

 

The Instagram page will remain, but posts will still remain infrequent.

 

The YouTube page will remain, as there are invaluable resources for those who need it. Please avoid anybody trying to sell you a “ Repeat-Pattern” workshop online. Knowledge is to be shared and not kept behind $$.

 

The Etsy shop… There might have to be a crazy mark down week just to push things out the drawers, I will be looking for small stockists and boutiques when this crazy time is over just to sell on surplus stock.

 

The Blog will stay. Sometimes I have moments where I feel compelled to rant or share something, keeping it as an open book means I have some place to dip into my former life ;).

 

What Now?

 

I’ve started my retraining.

I’m still here for certain embroidery/print design freelance jobbies at least.

I’m deciding what I’d like my life to look like and not what it’s expected to look like given my past education, job title and life experiences.

 

Thanks for reading, thanks for liking and take care of yourselves and everyone you love.

 Sonia x x x