Hand Stitched Stuff
Forest & Oxbow is the studio of Dara Raffa.
Dara is a designer & self-taught stitcher with a passion
for bright colors and all things handmade.
I'm Dara and I spend my days designing & stitching adorable pets to help support animal rescues in need.
With a background in stationery design & letterpress printing, I've always loved creating a tangible product from my designs. When my little munchkin was born, I needed to find a new hands on craft, as spending hours in a print shop was no longer feasible. That's when I found needlepoint (thanks, Mom) and embroidery.
While my emphasis is on pet portraits, I also love working on fun floral monograms, family name signs and home illustrations.
Based out of my sun-soaked home studio, I happily work with clients near and far.
When I'm not tangled up in thread, you can find me spending time with my super cool dude of a husband, my awesome little human and my adorable pit bull pup!
A portion of all pet portrait proceeds are donated to animal rescues in need!