Our Story

Margaret's earlier ethereal award-winning underwater photography exemplify not only particular attention to detail and technical execution, but a passion and commitment to achieving beautiful results.  As part of creating her own extensive collection of fanciful costuming for underwater models, she soon rediscovered her love for embroidery and sewing kindled over 40 years ago. 
sugar skull woman underwater photography
Now retired from photography, she continues to apply her imaginative energies to embroidery through her new enterprise, Magpie Designs, particularly digitizing embroidery design file packages she hopes will help and encourage you to realize your own creative embroidery projects, regardless of experience or machine used. 
woman in ball gown underwater reflection photography
Margaret is proud to provide you with exceptional customer service and high quality designs, from initial concept to final stitch-out, to help meet your embroidery needs.  She certainly looks forward to seeing and sharing your results, and answering any questions you may have.  Margaret is also pleased to offer on-line embroidery support consultations on a block time basis, as well as individual in-studio half-day or full day embroidery workshops tailored to your needs and skill level. 
Magpie Designs Maggie Hines black sweater
Thank you for visiting Magpie Designs and we look forward to hearing from you soon. 
Please take care of yourself, those you love, and have a wonderful day!