Textile art. Eclectic accessories. Eco-conscious.
Hello, I am Juanita. As an avid upcycler and full-time daydreamer, ‘Juanita Tortilla’ is a collection of uniquely handcrafted quirky bags and purses with personality. My ethos is to reduce, re-use and re-create.
Raw, free-spirited and never subtle, Juanita Tortilla celebrates colour and tactile textiles. Experimenting and tinkering away on each item personally with my undivided attention, each Juanita Tortilla creation is an individual piece of heart.
To include my interest in printmaking, I put my stamp onto my work, literally, featuring our world-travelling designer Ragdoll Birman cat, Pickle, in the ‘Pickled Pockets’ collection using block printing and silk screen printing, expanding the range to include homewares and other accessories. (Let’s Pickle everything.) Pickle’d products may be found in an independent Etsy shop, pickledpockets, opened in 2015.
In 2016, a new series of South Australian native bird illustrations was introduced to the Juanita Tortilla repertoire. An ‘Amateur Backyard Bird Count’ so to speak, which stands at 5 birds and 1 chook, and it continues to grow.
As an independent maker, each creation is hand made by myself — alongside several cups of tea — journeying from my home to yours.
Born and raised in Singapore I have been gathering experiences since 2004 from Europe, America, and now Australia where we call home. I am on most social media sites (facebook and Instagram) and would enjoy having a chat with you.
Thank you kindly for your interest!
Crafers West, South Australia