Mollie Johanson

Mollie Johanson has loved creating and crafting cute things for as long as she can remember. She has been stitching since she was a young child, but really fell in love with embroidery as an adult. For the last 10 years she has been designing her own embroidery patterns and projects to make from her finished stitching. Online, she is often known as Wild Olive, which is also the name of her blog and product line. 

Mollie lives near Chicago and is happiest with a cup of coffee, some stitching, and her family close at hand.


Mollie is the author of Stitch Love: Sweet Creatures Big & Small, published by Lark. The book is filled with projects and embroidery motifs to stitch your favorite animals. She has also contributed to numerous sewing and embroidery books, and her work regularly appears in magazines like Mollie Makes and Australian Homespun. 

In addition to her published works, Mollie designs and sells embroidery patterns and stitching projects, and has taught several online embroidery courses. 


 Mollie's educational background is in graphic design and illustration. 

Mollie Johanson

I love embroidery, and I love helping others to learn this craft that has such a rich history. My favorite designs are usually a little quirky and playful, but that doesn't mean that I don't appreciate traditional embroidery too. 

I especially enjoy making embroidery more accessible to anyone. 

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