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Meet Lynda Keske


Lynda has been designing works of art on fabric for over 50 years.  She grew up in Kansas and moved to Washington after high school, where she met her husband.  They moved to several states over the years but decided to retire in the beautiful Pacific NW, where their two children had previously moved. They have four amazing grandchildren which they love to spoil.

Lynda first began stitching when she happened upon a store that was displaying Petit Point needlepoint in jewelry pieces. They caught her eye and she felt she could teach herself, which is exactly what she did! She stitched on 40 ct. gauze, a very small type of design, which would seem intimidating to most, but she was instantly hooked.  She finished her pieces in the jewelry she loved, framed them and once created a large face of a grandfather clock.  Lynda had a hard time finding patterns, therefore she started designing her own and later sold her jewelry pieces at local craft fairs on occasion.  Later, she collaborated with Margaret Seemann of Rayberts to design kits in their jewelry findings.

Although Petit Point was her first love, Lynda also designed cross stitch patterns along the way.  She enjoyed stitching ring bearer pillows she gave as wedding gifts to family and friends.  These pillows include intricate beading and are stunning in person.  In 2004, several of those pillow designs became her first published charts when Keslyns officially started. Many of her original Petit Point flower designs have been converted to cross stitch and can be found in Keslyns’ Flower Series.

Keslyns has about 200 published patterns to date.  Lynda’s designs do not have one set style but has a large variety of styles and stitch abilities throughout her designs.  Lynda loves designing specialty stitches, teaching other stitchers and collaborating with others in the business.  But most of all, she loves designing and is a true artist.  She often says she will truly be lost without a needle and thread in her hand.

(Bio written by Kirstin Wetzel, Lynda's daughter.)

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