W3bch1ck.com is one woman’s dream of making beautiful things that make people smile. My name is Kristy Rhoades and I am a web application developer by day, which is where my “web chick” handle was born. With that paying the bills I can spend my free time repurposing vintage textiles such as seed, feed, grain & flour sacks. My initial line of repurposed purses was called The Up^Cycles, I have since expanded my product line to include pillows and wall hangings.
I’ve attemped many creative outlets over the years, everything from stained glass to jewelry making to book binding & currently braided rugs, but I always return to my first love – fabric. I have been sewing since I was 6 years old and I come from a long line of talented & resourceful women. My mother is an extremely talented seamstress & quiltmaker, from her I inherited my love of cloth collecting. My great-grandmother raised a family during the great depression, from her I learned the value of re-use long before recycling was in vogue. W3bch1ck is a natural progression, combining my love of sewing with my interest in rural farm life over the last century.
If you’d like to drop me a line you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m located in the beautiful town of Merrimack, NH, voted the 19th safest city in the country in 2014!