A Conversation with Megan Eckman, Artist & Founder of Studio MME
This week Vickie had a great conversation with Portland-based artist and Studio MME owner, Megan Eckman. Vickie first came across Megan’s company’s embroidery kits during a visit to the physical Makers’ Mercantile shop in Kent, WA. She loves a thematic craft, so the Studio MME Seattle Space Needle and Mount Ranier kits were the perfect projects to make while she visited friends in the area.
Months later, and completely coincidentally Megan reached out to Vickie about the podcast. Vickie loves her work, so was thrilled to have her on. During their chat they covered a lot of territory including the culture shock of moving from North Dakota to Silicon valley, art school elitism, how Megan was able to create a full-time career for herself that also allows her to be true to her art, and how even though she owns a craft-based business she considers herself a terrible crafter.
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Megan Eckman designs approachable embroidery for modern stitchers as the head designer and owner of Studio MME. Graduating with degrees in art and English, she turned her talents to helping others embrace their inner creativity through kits.
Her whimsical embroidery kits are sold all over the country and in 2016 she partnered with DMC to create a custom line of embroidery kits for their Commonthread collection.
She currently lives just outside Portland with her husband, Studio MME’s art director, and their cat, the CFO: Chief Feline Officer. And no, she can’t sew a French knot to save her life.
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Produced by: Vickie Howell
Edited & Mixed by: Dave Campbell
Music Provided by: Explosions in the Sky
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