I’m Lauren, the owner, designer and calligrapher behind Hemlock Ridge Designs.
The Hemlock journey started in May 2018 when I was gifted a ticket to a calligraphy class, and I was immediately hooked. By June of that year, I had started my Instagram account, now called @hemlockridgedesigns, to document my projects and share with family and friends. Two years and many projects after that, I jumped in head first to officially launch Hemlock Ridge Designs, inspired by the name of the street where I grew up.
I live in South Portland, Maine with my fiancé, Alden, and we are planning our wedding for September 2023 in Portland! I’m constantly inspired by nature and fascinated by all types of design, and I love learning new things, so it’s never too long before I’m trying a new craft, project or medium (and I love it that way).
When I’m not working on Hemlock projects, teaching calligraphy classes, or dreaming up my next entrepreneurial venture, I enjoy playing golf with Alden, watching documentaries, and experimenting with new recipes in my small kitchen.