ABOUT ME & MY STUDIO

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Meet Maggie

Hello, I’m Maggie! I’m an artist and maker currently living in the greater Houston area in Texas with my husband Christian, our pup Georgia, and our kitty girl Trout. I am a self-taught embroidery artist with an insatiable desire to create pretty much all the time. I decided to try my hand at embroidery right after graduating from a liberal arts university in 2017 with a degree in Graphic Design. I missed working with my hands and oddly enough I missed pottery and didn’t have access to the supplies at the time. I wanted to play with texture and stumbled into the world of embroidery art.

My mind didn’t seem to stop and I was creating stacks of embroidery hoop art by the week! I decided to start selling my finished work and eventually patterns so people could create along with me. My inspiration comes from nature and my love for botanicals, landscapes, and all kinds of creatures.

After exploring other jobs, I decided to focus on my fiber art full time.  I am so thankful to have a deeply supportive and kind husband who has been my champion in me taking my art and creativity to new heights.  I chose to sell my finished embroidery pieces and eventually patterns so that others could create along with me.

My embroidery became a way to share my art, cope with my health and connect with people in a way that I had never imagined.  This has become the absolute best part of my business!  I am doing what I love, making patterns, sharing it with people and connecting with others by sharing my story, all through my business.

I look forward to seeing what you have created.

It’s all about nature, creativity, love and encouragement.  So much of my embroidery is inspired by nature, and I also love working with lettering, composition and color.

Get to Know More About My Shop

My shop name comes from a combination of my name (Maggie) + my mother’s middle name (Jami Jo). My mom is my inspiration, and she is a big part of who I am today. She is my constant source of encouragement to always create things and to do what I want to do most in this world. I am so excited to share that my shop has grown from creating only finished artwork to adding commissions and now adding patterns and my new Flourish Club.

I am fortunate to utilize the art and design knowledge I gained while in school every single day. My design process begins with an idea that I journaled, then it takes on the form of a rough sketch, goes to my computer, then to my tablet and comes back full circle to paper and ultimately onto the fabric. As a self-instructed embroiderer, I tend to veer from the traditional techniques and stitches to my own freestyle once the design is drawn onto my hoop.

It’s exciting that embroidery has been around for thousands of years with such a variety of styles and techniques to explore. I am 100% self-taught so my pattern instructions may look somewhat different if you are an experienced needlework maker. My favorite part about this art form is that there is plenty of room for unique creativity, style and technique. I encourage you to experiment with different patterns to find out what you enjoy best.

‘m always looking for charities and movements to support and elevate with my platform and frequently donate percentages of my Monthly Pattern Subscription profits. If you have suggestions or ideas for places you want to see financially supported, please reach out! Maggie Jo’s Studio is a safe place for LGBTQIA+ People, for Women, AAPI , andBIPOC.

Join My Flourish Club

For only $10 a month, you can create your very own beautiful, handmade embroidery art with my monthly pattern subscription. Monthly you will receive a brand-new digital download pattern to try. Each new pattern is inspired by nature, ranging from florals and animals to various creatures and more!

  • All Your Patterns in One Place
  • Step-by-Step Instructions
  • Delivered Monthly to Your Inbox

Join my Flourish Club and begin creating your own fiber art.

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