Wedding bouquet embroidery is personal, intricate, detailed and amazingly lovely to look at. Erin McMom, is one of the best out there. The best. Yes, she’s an embroiderer, as am I. Like Erin, I love french knots, so we also have that in common. Her color choices, how she makes the bouquet come to life, and even her use of “u” in the word color 😉 are all dripping with inspiration, and amazing creativity. I hear she never draws it out, like on paper. She just goes by what’s in the picture provided. Wowed yet?
Let’s meet her!
How would you describe your wedding embroidery niche + shop?
My shop is filled with the things I love. Hand embroidered hoops filled with a ridiculous amount of flowers, felt flower embellishments, embroidered positivity, and patterns to inspire and spread the love of embroidery and cross stitch out to more people around the world. Most of my sales are custom orders for embroidered bridal bouquet portrait hoops and floral monograms, and I treasure being a part of the special moments in the lives of my customers.
How did you get started with embroidery?
What do you love about your wedding bouquet embroidery and specific embroidery niche?
What drives you crazy about your wedding bouquet embroidery?
It’s very time consuming. In some ways that’s wonderful, working slowly and delicately toward a final product, but in other ways it drives me crazy, as I’d love to be able to get more pieces completed and share my work with more people. I’ve got so many ideas whirling around in my head, but time is always a limiting factor.
What craft would you like to try other than embroidery?
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to someone who wanted to open an online handmade shop?
What inspires you, or how do you keep your creative mojo going?
I’m continually inspired by flowers, they are a huge part of most everything I create. Even when the hoop I’m stitching does not contain any flowers, the colour palette I use is often pulled from a photo of a bouquet that I’ve fallen in love with. Music is very inspirational for me and I’m always listening to something while I stitch. The creative community on Instagram is also a continual source of inspiration. There are just so many talented people in the world and I’m always amazed by the amazing handmade things I see in my feed everyday.
Where can we find you?
I’m on pretty much every social media platform out there, but Instagram is my absolute favourite, I think I could spend all day scrolling through the feed!
So, who’s getting married? Anyone? Bueller? My favorite is the succulent terrarium she created. It’s all done by feel and not pattern. Yes, even that hoop. Makes it all the more beautiful, doesn’t it? Especially her wedding bouquet embroidery recreation. My eyes danced when I read her advice, didn’t yours? There’s always room at the top. We need to stop thinking that this creativity and success roadmap is a food pyramid. There’s not just room for you and a pat of butter.
This creativity that your sharing and trying to make a viable business, is a platform, your platform, and everyone else’s to share what they dream of, share what they create out of thin air, whether that’s thread, paint, yarn, clay you name it. Stand tall on your platform, confident that there’s more room for others, and maybe even more than that, if you bend down and lend a hand.