New vendor alert! Meagan of Small Arms Stitches first tried her hand at cross stitching back in 2017 and found out it was the perfect relaxing hobby to do while watching Netflix. She draws her inspiration from memes, video games, and pop culture. Catch her at the Bison from December 7-9, follow Meagan on Instagram (@small_arms_stiches) to see more of her work and read on to learn what inspires her!
Royal Bison: What draws you to making or designing things?
Small Arms Stitches: I’ve always loved making something with my hands and I find fibre art so relaxing. It makes my day when my work puts a smile on someone’s face, or even better if they just start laughing!
RB: What’s new for your line or business this season?
SAS: Pretty much everything! This is my first season being a vendor.
RB: What do you think sets your work apart from similar makers or designers?
SAS: My work has a heavy meme influence. I had lots of fun making video game meme mashups which I haven’t seen from another maker.
RB: How do you feel about being a part of the Edmonton creative community?
SAS: I love the creative vibe from Edmonton. Tons of festivals and events all year, it’s great! I just moved to Edmonton this spring, so I’m looking forward to continuing to discover the creative community.
RB: Please gush about a few of your designer, maker, or creative crushes!
SAS: My all0time favourite artist right now is brecht vandenbroucke, who’s an artist and illustrator.
RB: Do you have a favourite holiday tradition you can share with us?
SAS: Egg nog and Baileys, cuddling up in flannel, and listening to U2’s “Baby Please Come Home” on repeat.