Artist Interview: Studio MME

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Craftland is excited to introduce you to Megan Eckman, the Vancouver, Washington-based designer behind Studio MME! We proudly carry Megan’s embroidery kits. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

Tell us about your design and making process?

Every embroidery kit starts with a simple sketch. That gets turned into a pattern which I test out on sample fabric. I always stitch them up before I even tell my fans what I’m working on because so often once I start sewing, I realize that the design isn’t quite right or the colors aren’t making me as happy as I thought they would. After the test sew, I’ll tweak the design until it’s just right. Then it’s off to the printers to be printed onto fabric.

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What is the source of your inspiration?

Lots of time I start by asking my fan base what they’d like. Then there are a few hours scouring Pinterest for color palettes and more ideas.

What is your preferred medium, and why?

Embroidery thread. There are so many colors and extra fancy styles (like glow-in-the-dark) that you can make any creation of your imagination come to life.

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How has your work and career evolved since the beginning?

I’ve become much more sure in my artistic style and every year the packaging gets a little bit better as I hone in on what my customers want and need to create a work of art.

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What is your proudest creative achievement?

In 2016 I launched my Super Stitchers’ Club. It has allowed me to design many more patterns since they get one a month. The club now boasts over 150 members and keeps growing as more people decide they want to give themselves the permission to play.

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