About Penguin & Fish
Hi all! Here at Penguin & Fish we believe there is nothing more joyous then making something with your own hands, and being able to share it with those you love. We want everyone to feel that joy, whether you're a beginning or advanced crafter. There is a sense of accomplishment made by learning a new technique or finishing that last stitch. We want to support your creativity by bringing you our line of super fun and cute embroidery and sewing projects as well as fabric. Be sure to check out our "How to" section for tips and tutorials, and sign up for our newsletter for fun news, special discounts and freebies especially for our subscribers. We send out our newsletter every couple of weeks, so don't worry, you won't be constantly spammed by us. Also be sure to "like" us on Facebook to see the inner workings of what's happening in the studio. And please stay in touch! We'd love to see what you're working on. Send us your photos of projects to info[at]penguinandfish.com. Penguin & Fish is a Minneapolis, Minnesota based company and all products are designed and assembled in the USA.
About Founder, Alyssa Thomas
Alyssa Thomas is an illustrator, designer, and artist. As a child, Alyssa would make everything from beaded bracelets to large papier maché masks and then barter with her brothers at the “trading post” outside her bedroom door. Alyssa earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2002. She has worked as a product designer for the children’s apparel and stationary industries and illustrated the children’s picture book, No Monster Here. Alyssa started Penguin & Fish in 2004 as a hobby to create lovely and quirky hand embroidery patterns, embroidery kits, sewing patterns, and artful plush. Today, Penguin & Fish’s products can be found in quilting, sewing, gift and children's stores worldwide. Alyssa blogs at penguinandfish.blogspot.com and tweets under the handle @penguinandfish.
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Work with us
We are always looking for talented people to work with. We occasionally hire designers, illustrators, piece-work contractors, embroidery sample makers, sewing and quilting sample makers, and interns. If you're interested in working with us, contact us at info[at]penguinandfish.com. We encourage you to send us images or a link to your work.