Hello, I am Juanita. As an avid upcycler and full-time daydreamer, ‘Juanita Tortilla’ is a collection of uniquely handcrafted quirky and arty accessories 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. Each Juanita Tortilla creation is an individual piece of heart.
Incorporating 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 by means of block printing and silk screen printing. (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 8 birds and 1 chook. 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