Strike Daekins Designs, Meaghan Fuller



Historically inspired fashions and exquisite wedding creations

Hours:

By Appointment

Member of Trail Networks:

Virginia Oyster Trail Site Number: 145875

Professional Distinction: Commission/Custom Work, Exhibition

On a picturesque mountain road, in a quaint little village, is a tiny yellow home, nearly 250 years old. At the foot of the stairs, sewing your dreams, you will find me there, in the little room under the eaves.

My sewing career began in 2002 when I became enthralled with the magic of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Prior to that, my moment of inspiration occurred at the Waterford Faire, when I was around 8 years old. There was a demonstration of women’s fashion from the late 1800’s, and I was deeply fascinated! That was it. The moment that started me off to where I am today.

In 2006, my sister and I began working at Renaissance Festivals with my (at the time) small costume booth Where I not only furthered my business, butI met and fell in love with my husband that season too. We were married the following year, in 2007.


Finally, in 2010, I decided to quit my “day job” and devoted myself full-time to raising my fledgling business. I made the investment, took out a loan, and I purchased a wonderful Viking sewing machine (and now have two!), and from there began learning the intricate ins and outs of design and embroidery.

I am a truly self-taught artist, and proud of where I have come from. I am a perfectionist. It has taken countless hours to learn such an artistic trade from many different sources. I have spent years honing my skills and fostering my own creativity. I am always learning, and never shy away from a project that is outside of my comfort zone. It has been a beautiful ride so far. I am fortunate enough to live in such a creativity-nurturing locale, with a supportive and loving husband. It is also an honor to be able to run my own business from home, so that, I can be a full time mother to our three beautiful girls, named Wren, Robin, and Raven.

The Studio:

We have plans to build a timberframe on our property sometime in the next few years to be dedicated as the new Strike Daekins Studio.
Until then, we will enjoy the little room at the foot of the stairs.

What Inspires Me:

Nature inspires me. Most of my best ideas come from walking in the vast rural area that surround us. History also inspires me. I love to take moments of the past and bring them to life through costume. Or have a hand in the ancient handfasting wedding ritual though my heirloom wedding items. I am inspired by my children’s exuberance. By fairy tales. Flora and Fauna, Autumn, and the North. Or, just a good cup of coffee!

What sets me apart?
From the start, I wanted something that was unique. The meaning behind the name of my business
is my family’s name. It actually comes from our family crest featuring three lions, and our motto/battle cry. Which is: “Strike Daekins, the Devil’s in the hemp!” Being a lover of Celtic lore, and a purveyor of items with a Medieval and Celtic flare, this lends even more credibility to what I create. I strive to make sure that my designs are one of a kind, and inspiring.

It amazes folks when they see me at events with my three small daughters and marvel at “how I do this!” This, meaning run a business and be a Mom. I don’t have hired help. My husband is at work during the day, and Strike Daekins is a major part of how we support our growing family. My business is not a hobby for me, it is an honest to goodness business that I have brought up from a seedling to the sturdy sapling that it is becoming.

Today, when you look at the galleries of what I have created, you are looking at the work of ONE person. Yep, that’s me! I am the sole artisan as well as the sole seamstress, designer, photographer, promoter and web mistress, among other titles for Strike Daekins.

I am honored that the Artisan Center of Virginia has brought me into their growing collective. It has been a beautiful ride so far, I look forward to bringing Strike Daekins to many great new places in the future!



Contact:

Meaghan Fuller

Phone:
540-987-9156

Email:
meaghan@strikedaekins.com

Website:
http://www.strikedaekins.com

Address:
1 Red Oak Mountain Road
Woodville, VA 22749


Sponsors

Take Home A Piece of Virginia
Virginia Commission for The Arts
Virginia is for Lovers

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