Meet the creative mind behind Twine & Toil, TaQuilla Martin
We sat down with TaQuilla Martin, one of our amazingly talented Participating Vendors for our September Vendor Social, to learn more about how she decided to open her own business. We love to hear all about the process creatives go through when deciding to start a business. After all, it wasn’t that long ago that we started our own business, too! 🙂
How did you decide to open your own business?
I decided to open my own business after searching for years for a career that was engaging, would allow me to grow and set my own terms and provided something beautiful to the world.
Why Twine & Toil? How did you come up with such an interesting name?
It’s actually pretty funny. I’m huge fan of Halloween! And I knew when choosing my name I wanted something that included that love, but wasn’t so obvious. I started looking at names that described aspects of the floral design world and “twine” stood out to me. I promise, from there the Halloween witch song “Double, double, toil and trouble” popped in my head. Combining the Twine and Toil sounded perfect.
When did you open up shop?
I officially launch my business in late June of this year!
What is your fave part of being a florist?
My favorite part is when I’m doing a design that I’m not to sure about and then starting to see it all come together. I still get that giddy feeling of “Did I really just create that with my own hands?!”
How would you classify your “style”?
Any great stories about your business that you’d like to share?
The cutest story related to my business this summer was when the really lovely ladies from Green Heart Organic contacted me about making some floral headbands for them. When I met up with her the next day she told me they were using them for the Taylor Swift concert that evening. How cute is that?!
Other than Halloween and flowers, what are some of your other fave things? How do they influence your work?
I’m a lover of all things travel and books and I think this influences my work a lot. I just like to let the possibilities flow.