Hi there, I’m Noemi
I am a self-taught sewist, artist, and surface pattern designer growing my business from Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley where I live with my family and a fiesty menagerie of animals. Welcome!
My journey to surface design
I come from a very creative family. One of my grandmothers is a writer, another a quilter, and my parents are professional musicians. In this atmosphere, I have been creating since I could hold a crayon. (Okay, maybe not that long, but as long as I can remember!) I have always loved fabric, pattern, and watercolor.
I started my shop, Noemi Salome Design, in 2020. I needed an outlet for all the art I was creating and that I didn’t know what to do with. I floated around for a while, selling random things — greeting cards, vintage items, jewelry — until I learned about what I am doing now.
I first learned about surface design from a class by Heather Ross, Christine Schmidt, and Lizzy House on Creativebug. I thought, I could do that. I made my first surface pattern in the spring of 2022, and I was hooked.
My journey to surface design and building my business has been a wonderful challenge. I am still making and learning from my mistakes, but I’m also growing and getting stronger every day. I still work a day job at a local restaurant, but I love my business, and it nourishes me.
Art to me is freedom. It is the space I need to heal, relax, and to just be myself. Thank you to my family for being supportive of my huge and ambitious dreams and giving me the freedom to explore.