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~Richie Wilde Lopez
CUSTOM EMBROIDERY COMMISSIONS
Thank you for your interest in commissioning me for a custom embroidery piece!
I know you might have some questions on how to proceed so here is a handy little “How to order commissioned work” info page to get you started.
How to order a commissioned embroidery pieces:
- Firstly shoot me an email here Brujologie@gmail.com or fill out the form below with what you had in mind. Pics and references always help. For example, if you’d like an embroidery of your cat on a skateboard, email me pics of the cat in various poses. For portraits, it would ideally be the exact image you want done as a stitch. Otherwise a few good images work as well.
- Choose the size of embroidery you’d like. Note* for very detailed work such as portraits, I cannot do them smaller than 9” so pricing starts there.
- Send me your address and I can calculate the shipping costs.
- Once you’ve sent me a message I will respond with a quote ASAP.
- If you would like to proceed, send commission payment + shipping to @RichieWilde on Venmo. Once your payment is received I will begin your piece! I love to send progress updates and keep you in the loop on the process until it’s all done & shipped.
If it helps, copy and paste these questions into a message field with the answers below each question to receive a quote.
Copy & Paste me!
- Describe to me what you would like to have stitched:
- How large would you like your embroidery (Check one)
- 8”_____ 9”_____ 10”_____
- OR No hoop, I would like my piece on canvas ____
- When do you need your piece by?
- What is your address?
- Do you have references to send me? Please send in the body of the email.
And that’s it!
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions that might help you with this process.
How are your embroidery pieces made?
Each piece is first designed and drawn digitally, then transferred onto fabric and finally embroidered by hand onto cotton or linen. I use mostly DMC cotton threads and often stitch onto cotton or linen.
How Long will my piece take?
The process of embroidery is lengthy. Each bit of the image is hand stitched, every line and every portion filled in color by hand. If you can imagine, by nature it takes quite a long time to complete a piece. Please take that into consideration when placing your order, especially for time sensitive gifts. It will usually take me about 2 weeks to complete a project (Sometimes faster) + the amount of time it takes to ship. I love to send progress pics and keep you updated during this process so you’ll never be left in the dark.
What sizes do you offer?
Standard embroidery hoop sizes are 8”, 9” & 10”
Does my embroidery need to be in a hoop?
No! I stitch in a hoop in order to keep the fabric help taught. But, once it’s all done I can transfer it to a rectangular canvas of almost any size. Anything larger than 10” however will change the cost and length of time it takes to complete your piece.
What is your pricing?
This question can only be answered based on the amount of work it would take to complete your piece. To receive a quote on a project, send me a message and I’ll reply with an estimation. If I had to ballpark it, I would say most embroidered pieces start at $200 and go up from there. There are instances where the project would be simple enough to charge below that price point, but again that’s case-by-case.
How do you determine how much you charge?
As an artist that is building a brand and income from my work, I am mostly charging for my time and talent. When considering pricing, I’m taking into consideration the hours it will take within a given week to stitch a piece. It’s not just stitching that’s happening, I have to first draw and design the piece and then apply that drawing to the fabric followed by days of stitching. There’s also the time it takes to run and update the shop, social media efforts, material costs etc… Time is valuable and my art is slow and intricate but the payout is a beautifully embroidered piece that could potentially last forever.
What themes do you like to stitch?
I enjoy stitching family portraits because it makes my clients so happy and I love that reaction. But what gets me most excited are themes within the supernatural and the magical. I’m drawn to fantasy; witches, monsters, ghosts and all things strange or horror. I also love working on themes that involve queerness, femininity and sexuality. If you have a weird idea and want to see it stitched, I love a challenge and would be happy to bring that vision to life.
What is your return policy?
I do not accept returns on custom commissions.
How do you ship?
I am currently using USPS standard ground. This may change in future if I discover a more efficient and inexpensive way to ship pieces.