February 23, 2021
I am so excited to introduce a product that combines my love of illustration with my love of embroidery!
These have been a long time coming- NEW Embroidery Kits!
Hand embroidery is something I've been doing for a long time- it helps me do something with my hands when I'm needing to pay attention, whether it be during a craft show (pre-pandemic), or a Dungeons and Dragons session (YES I'm that person who stitches during sessions, haha).
It's relaxing and it's something I could put down at a moment's notice to greet a customer coming into my booth, or if I need to roll for initiative during D&D combat.
These kits come with nearly everything you need to get started- just add scissors!
All kits come with the following:
• Pre-printed fabric on cotton linen canvas
• Skein(s) of high-quality embroidery floss (either DMC or Cosmo)
• Embroidery needle
• Embroidery hoop
• Color + Stitch guide
• Illustrated stitch guide
• Tips for stitching success
Whether you're a beginner or a veteran stitcher, these kits accommodate both.
Why did I opt for pre-printed fabric versus just throwing a PDF up on my site? Because I'm not a fan of transferring designs, ha! No, for real, though. I do transfer my illustrations on a sampler cloth before designing the pre-printed fabric to test out my designs, but that doesn't mean I'm a fan of transferring designs.
Testing each design ensures I have simplified my illustration enough- sometimes in some of my illustrations the details are too small to come through effectively in a design for hand embroidery.
In some cases it means I need to simplify the illustration for the purpose of it becoming an embroidery kit- the Astoria Megler Bridge kit is a prime example. I may have a more detailed illustration of the bridge in sticker form, but it was too many lines for hand embroidery, so I shortened the bridge and reduced the lines.
I plan to have more kits rolling out throughout the year, but you can snap up one or more of these kits to get stitching!
Hey there, I'm Holly Marsh (Maker/Illustrator/Mama/Nerd), the force behind MarshMueller. I started the company in 2011 after getting frustrated with the ho-hum options in big box stores when creating my first son's woodland-animal-themed nursery. I hand-pick every fabric, thread color, and zipper, design my own sewing patterns, and moosh them all together to create rad products for parents and gift-givers in my Astoria, Oregon studio (aka MarshMueller Secret Labs).