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Self-Proclaimed “Creepster” Rachel Dreimiller Has a Gift for Spooky Embroidery
Interview conducted by @alexi
Rachel Dreimiller’s online moniker is “Spooky Ghoul” and she describes herself as a “Gothic Granny” and “creepster.” Her embroidery art is heavy on skulls and bony hands, a juxtaposition that turns a typically homey medium modern and edgy.
The artist herself is equally contradictory; along with a love of zombies and Poe, she’s borderline obsessed with 90’s romantic comedies. Dreimiller’s fascination with all things dark and creepy is lifelong … but she views it as a daily reminder to enjoy life and follow happiness. Learn more about why she turned to embroidery and what motivates her to create skeletons and memento mori out of thread.
How did you get into creating embroidered art?
I have been drawing and doodling for most of my life. I had given up on art in general for a few years, because I was not getting any real sense of accomplishment from anything I was making. I started looking for other creative outlets and stumbled on crocheting and embroidering as something new a few years ago. I’ve always gone back to drawing and thought of embroidery as another means to illustrate. I often try to teach myself too many things at once, so I ran with it once I picked it up. It took me a few years of experimenting to fall into the style that I try to stay within now.
Is spooky embroidery your full-time gig?
While that seems to be a dream not so far out of reach, no. I’m lucky enough to have a part-time job where I spend 30 hours of my week, which gives me a good amount of spare time to work on my spooky stuff and spend time with my dog. My boss is very supportive and actually follows my work online.
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