Sherri Bartley Rivera
Updated: Sep 18, 2021
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Meet Erika Burling, creator of @knotsoneuclid! A lifelong crafter, Erika wanted to try something new during quarantine and stumbled upon macrame. She loved macrame so much she began making items and giving them as gifts to family and friends. Then a neighbor suggested she participate in the Stratfield neighborhood Shop and Stroll last November and the rest in history! She received so much support from the community that her hobby evolved into her small business!
An important part of Erika’s business is that she only uses recycled fibers; it’s very important to Erika to do what she can to lead an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Originally from Philadelphia, she moved to San Francisco followed by NYC and Brooklyn. She’s held various corporate jobs in retail and children’s publishing. While in Brooklyn she met her husband and had a son. In Erika’s spare time you may see her cheering at her son’s soccer games!
One of Erika’s favorite products she makes are the bags on handles. And Erika makes the handle purses in her studio, in her car at soccer practice, vacation (shhh!) and anywhere in the house where her family is hanging out.
We asked Erika about staying positive: “The positive feedback from my customers always humbles me and keeps me motivated. Also, I’ve met so many wonderful vendors this year that are new to running small businesses. Having those connections is so instrumental in running your own business, we’re all in it together and can vent, ask questions and be supportive!”
Fun Fact: Erika is a Deadhead and lived in Northern CA for over 10 years. She went to close to 200 Dead shows when she was younger!
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Hot off the press: Erika now offers monogramed bags! Swipe to see!