We are Sosae and Dennis. Wife and husband. Two designers from Southern California, who founded Trellis & Thyme – an independent pattern company.

A Bit About Us

Sosae’s the Creative Director and Stitch Mistress of Trellis & Thyme. She loves all things needle & thread, yarn & hook, coffee & cake… She’s fond of modern Swedish and Japanese design, and all things kawaii. When she’s not stitching, she’s probably playing with yarn. Or watching Poirot. Or looking up recipes. (But usually she’s stitching. Okay, sometimes she’s shopping, too.)

Dennis is T&T’s Graphics Guru and Creative Consultant. When he’s not busy designing perfectly pretty patterns (which he does in the most macho-manly way possible – with a cup of tea and a sugar cookie for inspiration,) you’ll probably find him playing video games, reading, sculpting miniatures, or watching an episode of Poirot with Sosae. (Sometimes he’ll concede to watching an episode of Poldark, as long as freshly-baked cake is provided to distract from the unfolding drama that is 18th century Cornwall.)

The Trellis & Thyme family also includes Coolba and Fluffo – two very fluffy cats that just loaf around the office.

Stitch Love

Along with design, stitching is a big part of our lives. Embroidery projects – from felt softies to cross stitch – are always in the works at T&T HQ. The peaceful, meditative qualities of stitching are as wonderful as the just-plain-fun part of it. We encourage everyone who hasn’t tried free-hand embroidery or counted cross stitch to give it a try. There’s a reason why this art form has been around for thousands of years – it really is that special!

Garden Love

You may have noticed our fondness for gardening. That’s putting it mildly. We love digging into the soil, sowing seeds, and tending to the plants. We grow everything from pumpkins to peapods in our little garden. (And zinnias, because they make the heart sing.) Though it’s quite small, our garden is a big source of inspiration for us.

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