Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
HOW COULD YOU?: a line of embroidered art, clothing, and accessories made by Mia Weiner !
HOW COULD YOU?: a line of embroidered art, clothing, and accessories made by Mia Weiner !
103 backers pledged $21,101 to help bring this project to life.
Last updated

About

HOW COULD YOU? clothing by mia weiner GET STITCHED! project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
  • Off
    • English

HOW COULD YOU? clothing by mia weiner GET STITCHED!

$21,101

103

My name is Mia Weiner and I believe in all things embroidered.

I created the line HOW COULD YOU? to share my handmade and unique objects with the world. Using historical techniques to create new works, I stitch my intimate embroideries with love in Brooklyn. 

I am very interested in embroidery as a way to draw and how drawing is transformed as it becomes stitched. Because of the labor, care, time, and loaded history of the medium, the embroidered image holds a unique level of intention and weight.

From custom embroidered portraits, to constellation embroideries, to cheeky hankies and bags, I want to add beauty to everyday life.

Because of the space limitations (I have been working underneath my loft bed), lack of proper equipment, and part time job, I can no longer keep up with my orders and need your help to be able to launch full time.

With the funding from this Kickstarter, I will be able to purchase a commercial multi-needle embroidery machine (which is a sophisticated and much more powerful sewing machine) that will make it possible to continue to produce the embroideries myself at a greater scale. I will also use the funding for the first 3 months rent for a space where I can realistically produce my products.

If my supporters are so generous that I exceed my kickstarter goal, the additional funding will go to some of the many other startup costs including:

Materials (fabric, thread, hoops, thermal printer for barcodes, packaging materials, shipping scale, etc...), insurance, marketing, legal fees, photographer (for images of new products and look book), website development, computerized sewing machine software and tools, moving costs, and the list goes on!  

I hope you’ll join me in celebrating the handmade and adding beauty to everyday life and support HOW COULD YOU.

Thank you!

REWARDS REWARDS REWARDS REWARDS REWARDS REWARDS:

    Set of 4 postcards made exclusively for my kickstarter backers!

___________________________________________________________________________

“Crutch on you” or “Blow” embroidered handkerchief - These hankies are 100% cotton and embroidered with love by Mia Weiner. You'll have the opportunity to choose which hanky you want once the kickstarter ends using the post-kickstarter survey

___________________________________________________________________________

"It's Organic" clutch - Handmade canvas clutch embroidered in pink or gold, leather zipper pull. You'll have the opportunity to choose which color you prefer once the kickstarter ends using the post-kickstarter survey

___________________________________________________________________________

Zodiac Emrbroidery - WHAT'S YOUR SIGN? Embroidered on linen and in wooden a hoop. A zodiac embroidery is the perfect gift for anyone (including yourself!). You will be contacted after the kickstarter has been funded for your zodiac sign selection and shipping address.

Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini
Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini

___________________________________________________________________________

 What could be better than a custom portrait embroidered pin?! Whether you choose an image of yourself, a loved one (or even a stranger!), all I need from you is the image. The embroidered portrait pin is packed with leather and a silver pin closure.

You'll have the opportunity to send me the image you would like stitched using the post-kickstarter survey.

___________________________________________________________________________

 Pair of custom embroidered portrait pins. WHO DO YOU LOVE?

Whether you swap portraits with a friend or love, cause you just can't get enough, or just need two, something are just better as a pair.

The embroidered portrait pins are backed with leather and a silver pin closure.You'll have the opportunity to send me the images you would like stitched using the post-kickstarter survey. 

___________________________________________________________________________

Custom embroidered portrait on a vintage handkerchief. Framed with a white profile, mounted on acid free museum board with white spacers/fillets.

You'll have the opportunity to send me the image you would like stitched using the post-kickstarter survey.

___________________________________________________________________________

20 x 24 inch unique embroidery from the series Attached. Embroidered on white linen with black thread. You can see images of embroideries from the series at www.miaweiner.com.

___________________________________________________________________________

Full view of the night sky - 40°80'59"N 73°96'17"W ; linen, cotton, nylon, wool;  24 inch hoop
Full view of the night sky - 40°80'59"N 73°96'17"W ; linen, cotton, nylon, wool; 24 inch hoop

Hand embroidered on linen, in a 23 inch wooden hoop, the full view of the night sky from an exact location, time, and date, commemorating a birth, anniversary, or other special moment. You'll have the opportunity to send me the location, time, and date for your custom view of the night sky once the kickstarter ends using the post-kickstarter survey.

___________________________________________________________________________

 An original piece of linen cutwork lace. You can see similar work at www.miaweiner.com. You'll have the opportunity to discuss the imagery with me, Mia, before your work is created. 

Thank you so much for taking time to read about my project and for supporting HOW COULD YOU?!

And a very special thank you to Rachel Birnbaum and everyone who has helped me with this project!

Risks and challenges

I have been receiving too many orders to fulfill in my current space and with my current tools. With the funding from this kickstarter I will be able to have the space and tools I need to be able to keep up with demand. One of the largest challenges will be to find the right person (or people) to work with me as an assistant in my studio. It is incredibly important to me to maintain the quality and intimate nature of the work even when producing at a larger scale.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    A set of 4 postcards and acknowledgment on www.howcouldyouclothing.com.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    17 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    "Blow" or "I've got a crutch" handkerchief and acknowledgment on www.howcouldyouclothing.com.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 15 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 75 or more About US$ 75

    "It's organic" embroidered canvas clutch in gold or pink and acknowledgment on www.howcouldyouclothing.com.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 9 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    Embroidered Zodiac sign and acknowledgment on www.howcouldyouclothing.com.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    22 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    Custom embroidered portrait pin and acknowledgment on www.howcouldyouclothing.com.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 6 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    Set of two custom embroidered pins and acknowledgment on www.howcouldyouclothing.com.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 750 or more About US$ 750

    Framed custom embroidered hanky and acknowledgment on www.howcouldyouclothing.com.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    20 x 24 unique conjoined embroidery on white linen and acknowledgment on www.howcouldyouclothing.com.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    Custom embroidery of the full view on the night sky. Hand embroidered on linen, 23 inches in diameter, and framed in a wooden hoop
    and acknowledgment on www.howcouldyouclothing.com.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    Unique embroidered cutwork lace and acknowledgment on www.howcouldyouclothing.com.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)