About the owner
Michelle Hain, a lover of arts and crafts who is
developmentally disabled, started her own small business, Special Friends
Embroidery, LLC, in April 2001. Beginning when she was young, Michelle has
fulfilled her creative, artistic passions by working with her hands using
anything and everything she could get her hands on including; beads, paint,
crayons, popsicle sticks, toothpicks, and marshmallows. Michelle learned how
to use a sewing machine as a young girl making doll clothes and small
pillows with her mother.
Since its inception, Special Friends Embroidery has
catered to businesses, and friends in the greater Seattle area, as well as
several western states. Michelle started her business with a home embroidery
machine. Growing to meet the challenges of the orders, she has upgraded to a
commercial embroidery machine allowing her to increase production, as well
as increase flexibility to stitch on items such as pockets, sleeves, socks,
hats. And larger jacket backs. Michelle’s first project was personalized
shirts and towels for her entire bowling league. The shirts had a large
design and league name “Strikeforce” on the back , along with a smaller
design and name on the front. The business continues to grow and build on
the very successful first two years.
This business is great, because I have fun making things for my friends and neighbors.