Meet Our Vendor: Studio MME
We are glad to have Studio MME back again! If you feel inspired shopping the show, pick up a kit and get crafty yourself!
Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Megan Eckman, the owner and designer of Studio MME. I design approachable embroidery kits for modern stitchers. I believe that crafting should be fun, not frustrating, so I design all of my kits to allow a total beginner to try their hand at something new. From city landmarks to silly animals to beautiful bouquets, there’s a design for everyone.
What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?
In 2017 I launched my Super Stitchers’ Club for those who get a bit…addicted. You can join the club and receive a new embroidery design and thread every month in your inbox. It’s a great way to be creative year-round.
How far will you be traveling to come to UCU?
I’m driving up all the way from Vancouver, Washington!
Is this a full-time business for you?
Yes! I’ve been in business 8 years now, 3 of them full-time. Just this year I also hired my husband full-time to be my art director and we just added a VA to our roster. Our cat, the CFO – Chief Feline Officer, lends a paw from time to time as well.
What’s something you’ve learned through running your business in the past 12 months?
I’ve learned to let go of old designs. When January came around, I retired nearly 12 of my designs. It was terrifying, and yet, it has really given my business a boost. I am more confident about the kits I sell to my wholesale shops and to retail customers because I know they’re going to love the designs I have.