Asheville-based Embroiderer Selected as Finalist in Global Competition

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Asheville-based embroiderer Rebecca Kneale from Sew Happy Girls has been selected as a finalist in the first-ever Etsy Design Awards, a global competition that recognizes the work of extraordinary creatives from around the world.

Rebecca’s hand embroidered custom tie patch, a sentimental wedding day keepsake, is one of 30 global finalists in the competition’s Festive Celebrations category. First created as a special wedding day gift for a friend, Rebecca’s wedding patches are now a best seller. She is now in the running for the $15,000 USD Grand Prize or the Festive Celebrations category prize.

Global winners will be announced in September 2019, selected by a panel of internationally recognized tastemakers and entrepreneurs – including writer and actor Dan Levy, style expert Joe Zee, author & artist Garance Doré, interior designer Sophie Robinson, décor expert Holly Becker, fashion designer Anavila Misra and Etsy’s Global Trend Expert Dayna Isom Johnson.


Visit to view the Sew Happy Girls store and for additional information on the competition.