Photo of surface pattern designer Noemi Salome. She has blue eyes, blond-brown, curly hair, and a large smile. She is posed in front of a wall of stacked firewood.

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.

My Values

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.

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