Hello! I'm Hope (she/her), an embroidery artist and teacher based in east Tennessee. I teach people how to do embroidery through video and blog tutorials; a monthly subscription box for hand embroidery; and, now, through a beginner-friendly embroidery book!
In a previous life, I earned a master's degree in applied psychology, and moved to Tennessee to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology. I dropped out at year five - yikes! - worked as a barista, a general staffing recruiter, and eventually started doing a bit of embroidery here and there because it felt nice to finish something and was so affordable to get into! I kind of fell into my current situation, but I wouldn't have it any other way!
When I'm not doing embroidery-related things, I love to read (you can find me on Goodreads and Storygraph), meet with like-minded friends and colleagues around the country and across the globe over video chat, play with my animals, and volunteer with groups that work toward providing more accurate information regarding the ongoing COVID pandemic.
I'm so glad you're here, and I can't wait to see what you make!