My name is Iris, 23 years old and I live in The Netherlands. Creating art has been my life long passion. As a child, I was very much into creating stories, drawings and comics. I joined the local children’s art club and aspired to become an art student. However my life took a different direction and I went on to study Social Work instead. I learned how to use informal education (such as social, (multi) cultural, recreational and/or artistic activities) to improve life opportunities for individuals, groups and communities. Last year I’ve finished my BA in Social Work. I’m currently working at the education department of a library.

I started creating plushies around 2011. I remember watching ‘Star Trek: The Original Series’ and wanting a plush of one of my favorite characters Spock. I decided that, instead of buying one, I should create one myself. I gathered some fabric and began creating. My mother learned me the basic hand sewing tricks, but for the most part: i am self taught. Making plushies has given me so much joy and so many amazing opportunities in life. I’m very happy to share my work with every single one of you here on the internet and I do hope you enjoy my work as much as I do.

Much love & keep on creating,

Iris | The Plushmaker