CraftSanity Podcast Episode 149: A conversation with Megan Eckman

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megan-sewing-2With deliberate lines and tiny stitches, Megan Eckman is a fine artist and a creative writer who became an embroidery designer soon after realizing craft stores were still selling the same patterns she stitched with her grandmother as a small child. This revelation lead her to create fresh and whimsical Studio MME designs including “Happy Jackalopes” and “Meowby Dick” embroidery patterns.

Megan doesn’t bill herself as an expert stitcher and sticks to very basic straight stitches when stitching her designs, but the result she achieves is rather impressive. While her designs appeal to experienced stitchers, the fact that they require only simple stitches make them great first projects for those new to the craft.

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And embroidery designs are just the tip of the iceberg for Megan. A skilled fine artist, Megan uses pen and ink to create portraits and illustrations. She does commission work, too. Check out her fine art on her site.

Tune into this episode of the CraftSanity Podcast to find out how Megan markets her work to crafters and fine art lovers. And keep an eye out for her self-published book of embroidery designs due out in 2015.

acshomeandwork-300x124Gratitude: A special thanks to my Patreon sponsors and my ACS Home and Work, for sponsoring this podcast. I discovered ACS when I was looking for a local source for flour sack tea towels for printmaking and embroidery purposes. I’m very happy to be supporting a West Michigan-based company with my business and now ACS is stepping in to sponsor the CraftSanity Podcast through the end of the year. (Thank you!!)

IMG_2498Local West Michigan listeners can shop ACS products at the Red Door, 6837 Lake Michigan Dr, in Allendale Charter Township. It’s the ACS outlet and also a pickup location for locals who want to order flour sack tea towels and other goods and skip the shipping costs. Visit Red door for a variety of tea towels and other home goods.

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