Emmie McMackin

Image of Emmie McMackin of Emerald & Fig Design by photographer Sarah Der.

Image of Emmie McMackin of Emerald & Fig Design by photographer Sarah Der.


Emmie McMackin
Emerald & Fig Designs

@emeraldandfigdesigns
emeraldandfig.etsy.com

Image of Emma McMackin of Emerald & Fig Design by photographer Sarah Der.


On a whim a few years ago, Emmie McMackin purchased an embroidery wall hanging kit at a big box retailer.  Quickly hooked, she started making hand embroidery hoop art as gifts. When custom hoop requests began Emmie  decided it was time to open an Etsy shop.

 
Image of Emme’s embroidery wall hanging kit again a woodgrain backdrop. Wall hang says “Greetings from Richmond” with a hand holding a Dogwood floral stem.
 

Launched in May 2017, Emerald & Fig Designs offers a variety of ready-to-ship embroidery pieces, as well as DIY kits and downloadable patterns. Emmie mixes pop culture elements and feminism with traditional motifs for a modern take on embroidery art. With over 32.2K followers on Instagram, Emerald & Fig is a passionate side gig while Emmie works full-time for a strategic communications firm in Richmond with her fiancé and cat named Bonky.

 
Illustration of the B SIDE Team Sarah Culclasure, Raven Smith, Ja’Nai Frederick, and Sarah Der.
 
Ja'Nai Frederick