Meet The JamMaster: Melissa

What’s your name? Pair it with an adjective that has the same first letter.

Marvelous Melissa

JamMaster Melissa

How long have you been crafting?

Since I could hold a needle! My mom taught me to sew by making pillows on my My Little Pony sewing machine.

What do you like about crafting?

The freedom to do whatever you can imagine! I love being able to mix ideas from all different realities to create something! And I love making things for others.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever made?

That’s really tough one. My favorite project is a neon lace work cowl that I knit, but the coolest project is probably this embroidery hoop diptych that was feature on Stitch Punk.

embroidery

What do you like about CraftJams?

There are so many things I like about CraftJams, but probably my favorite is that here we are creating a community through craft! It’s great to craft alone, but so much more fun when you’re with friends!

If you could CraftJam with anyone, who would it be?

I think Michelle Obama and her daughters would be lots of fun to craft with!

Michelle Obama

What’s the best advice you ever got?

Be true to yourself and what you believe in. No matter what.

Best music to listen while crafting?

I tend to listen to audio books when I’m crafting (the New York Public Library has a huge collection for free!), but if I’m listening to music I love Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, the whole album is so inspiring.

Say hi to Melissa on Instagram or check out more of her art on her website! And stay tuned for more updates on our blog, including upcoming CraftJams, awesome DIY inspiration, and profiles of the talented JamMasters and Jammers who make our community awesome.

 

Check out these classes taught by Melissa