About PopLush Embroidery
I believe that cupcakes are king, that novelty socks should be daily apparel, and, above all, that embroidery should be as kick-ass as you are.
That's why my kits are all about bold colors and bolder designs. I mean, who doesn't want to sew orange krakens, electric blue roller skates, and purple dinosaurs?
Now, I should warn you, you're going to get obsessed with embroidery. But, hey, that’s cool. You can finally make that wall of embroidery projects you've always dreamed of having. You'll also be the coolest gift-giver come the holidays.
Meet the Team:
This is me: Megan. I'm the founder, owner, and head designer of PopLush Embroidery. I love all shades of orange and have been called ‘memorable’ on many occasions. When I'm not designing embroidery patterns, I'm either riding my bicycle, practicing jujitsu, or writing fantasy novels. I can’t wink, whistle, or wiggle my ears. In other words, don’t hire me for a Guy-Ritchie-style heist.
This is Jeffrey, my partner in all things. After he earned his Masters in Photography, he joined the team as the head photographer, head graphic designer, and junior kit designer. We met while working at an art museum in college and I had to break two personal rules to date him: don’t date co-workers and don’t date artists. When he isn’t working, he can be found riding his bicycle, practicing jujitsu, or reading philosophy books. He can wink and whistle.
This is Ady, the CFO (Chief Feline Officer). She’s the cutest member of the team and also the one with the most life experience as she’s an adopted, tattooed kitty mama. She prefers napping to working, boxes to beds, and “Now!” to “meow.” She can’t wink or whistle but she’s been known to huff in annoyance. I'm not sure where she picked up that habit.
You're probably wondering how this all started...
I mean, who gets the idea to start an embroidery kit business? Well, I guess a cool person like me...if you call failing at an art print business and creating a cat embroidery as therapy 'cool'. But thankfully people really clicked with that cat that I made and wanted to sew their own. That was all the way back in 2012 when I lived in the San Jose, CA, and rode the trains with all the tech workers. Eventually I followed the other artists to the Portland area and fell in love with the moss (but not the mold). Now PopLush Embroidery runs out of the second bedroom in my beige-walled apartment and I get to design fun things every day.
Maybe you heard I wrote a book?
I did! Everyday Embroidery for Modern Stitchers is my first book. This book is for people who are ready to take their embroidery out of the hoop and onto things they can take out of the house. Some of the projects inside include: canvas sneakers, zipper pouches, note cards, coasters, and mini hoop necklaces. Sound like fun? Check out my book, which includes 50 iron-on patterns, on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Indiebound.