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An embroidery business operates under the radar in the Brooklyn neighborhood. THE BEE paid a visit...

RITA A. LEONARD - Pulp Stitchin owner Brooklynne Tanner, with one of her embroidery machines.A custom sewing and machine embroidery shop humorously called "Pulp Stitchin'" – a reference to the movie "Pulp Fiction" – has opened at 4305 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue in Brooklyn. Owner Brooklynne Taggart – it is not clear whether or not she was named after the neighborhood – tells THE BEE that she is a mostly-self-taught artist who has been doing promotional embroidery for twenty years, and upholstery for seven. She also works on car upholstery, re-covering furniture, and making custom handbags. Her storefront has parking in back, and formerly housed a physical therapy center for children.

In her one-woman shop Taggart says, "I focus mostly on custom work – and, really, anything that requires sewing that is not clothing. I have not done much advertising, relying mostly on word-of-mouth referrals. There are currently a few fabric and automotive shops that refer clients to me on a regular basis.

"I am set up to do many things," she explains. "I do vinyl cutting for signs and sublimation onto garments and various other products, such as mouse pads. People are welcome to stop in any time if they see that I am in my studio, where I can be found most days from noon until 5 p.m., Monday through Saturdays.

"I have two commercial embroidery machines that I use on all types of services, from hats and shirts to patches. I often tell people I am a 'textstylist', and I can help solve problems that involve sewing or fabrication. If I can't provide a particular needed service to clients, I'm happy to direct them to others who do provide that service."

Call Brooklynne at 503/453-3640, or check the business out on Facebook – www.pulpstitchin.com


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