Who is Theodora
Theodora Cleave .. .
I am Barb Smith, the designer of the Theodora Cleave label
a reflection of my inspirational spirit.
A Small & intimate business , it is the individual way I love to meet my customers ....
In this internationally successful business, you deal directly with the creator of the wood buttons, brooches ,decorations, stitchery designs...etc !
Who knows the story behind each of her santas, deer, angels, numerous cats & few dogs, and all the birds and some fine ladies as well as flowers, trees etc....
and sometimes will Tell the history at special outings like a Trunk show, workshops , quilt show etc....
Stories are created using the buttons & decorations in what are named Button Stitchery Stories.... first created to show stitchers etc how to use them...which started at a Trade Fair... and has become a part of my self expression !
There were times I also did paint fabric lessons from 2 of my stitchery books under the trade name of Woodcutter's Daughter .
as well as stitcheries & quilts, cloth dolls & santas
I have published 4 stitchery books in the past under my old trading name of Woodcutter's Daughter & 3 booklets for stitching under Theodora Cleave
Buttons in projects appear in French magazines & Australian publications also
In a recently ( 2018) released book in a quilt publication by Quilt Mania is a beautiful thank you for my mentoring conversations with Lisa of Max & Lousie Pattern Company
I have integrity in originality & hope it is always respected for that by everyone