Get To Know Melissa Galbraith

    Melissa's embroidery kits and patterns make it easy to learn a new craft for makers of all skill levels. She loves seeing makers fall in love with the needle arts and seeing that magical ah-ha moment of learning something new. We had the chance to get to know Melissa a little more. Below are questions that she so kindly answered for DMC. For more on Melissa follow @mcreativej on Instagram!


    1. How would you describe your style in three words?
      Textural nature scenes

    2. How long have you been stitching for?
      7ish years...not inclduing my childhood stitching attempts.

    3. What are your embroidery essentials?
      Embroidery hoop, DMC thread, needle book, #5 embroidery needle, fun fabric, thread gloss, a transfer pen, and inspiration from nature.

    4. What inspires you?
      I love finding inspiration in my surroundings. Growing up in the desert and now living in the Pacific Northwest, I pull ideas from both to create modern nature scenes.

    5. What’s your favorite stitch?   
      The reverse chain stitch! I love that rows of this stitch look like a cozy sweater.

    6. What’s your favorite piece of work? 
      A piece that always makes me happy is my Stained Glass Landscape design. I love the combination of colors and textures.

    7. How did you learn how to stitch?
      My mom taught me to stitch as a child. I picked the craft back up after entering the workforce and needing a creative outlet from my day job.