Shannon and Jason Mullett-Bowlsby are the dynamic DIY duo known as the Shibaguyz, the inspired creators of Shibaguyz Designz studio.
The Shibaguyz’ award winning crochet, knit, and sewn designs have been featured in and on the covers of dozens of domestic and international publications. Together, the Shibaguyz team currently has over 300 published patterns and 11 books credited to their name since their first design was featured on a magazine cover in 2010.
The Shibaguyz’ fashion and portrait photography work can be seen in four of their books. They are sought-after freelance book-packaging designers having created books for major publishing companies like Sterling Publishing, Leisure Arts, and Creative Publishing.
Shannon and Jason are proud ambassadors for The Daylight Company, boasting that each room in their house is lit by at least 2 Daylight Company products. Their home, in Seattle known for its overcast skies and dark winters, is full of brightly colored yarn, rich textiles, and plenty of toys (some for the guyz, others for the shibas), all of which are happily lighted by Daylight Company lights. Some of their favorites include the Luminos that shines above their cutting table (equipped with a Wafer 3 and cutting mat), the Slimline 3 Table and Floor lamps that allow them to hand stitch garments from the comfort of their sofa and light up their BERNINA sewing stations. Their home is truly a Daylight Company showroom. They jokingly say the glow can be seen from space… or at least a few blocks away.
The Shibaguyz have been teaching adults for 30+ years. Their enthusiasm, quirky sense of humor, and relatable teaching style have made them sought after teachers in both local and national venues like STITCHES Events, Rhinebeck, and DFW Fiber Fest. They also have a wide range of online classes available from Blueprint and Interweave.
The Shibaguyz are proud ambassadors for Aurifil, Clover, BERNINA, Soak Wash, and of course the Daylight Company. They are working on a new book, being published by C&T Publishing in 2020.
Shannon and Jason live in Seattle, Washington with their three Shiba Inu who, more or less, support their ventures in sewing, stitching, and crafting… so long as enough time is taken for walks and treats.