CraftSanity Episode 77: Stitchin’ with Jenny Hart

jennyhart.jpgJenny Hart didn’t pick up an embroidery hoop until well into adulthood, but that didn’t slow her one-woman mission to put embroidery back on the craft map.

Very quickly after becoming obsessed with the relaxing and creative possibilities of the stitching herself, Jenny decided to bring us all along for the ride. She turned her passion into a successful craft business called Sublime Stitching and introduced the world to rockin’ new embroidery patterns that are clever in their appeal to everyone from bikers and rockers to children and the more experienced stitchers who buy their thread.

dollybig.jpgIn addition to being a savvy business-owner, Jenny, 35, of Austin, Texas, has gained fame as a fine artist whose distinctive embroidery work has been collected and exhibited widely. On this episode of CraftSanity, Jenny talks about her personal mission to inspire hipster crafters everywhere to pick up a hoop and get stitching. Her modern rock-n-roll and tattoo-style designs, offer young crafters and experienced veterans appealing alternatives to the traditional embroidery designs of old.

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Forget the fuzzy bunnies, Jenny is all about creating hip new designs that make people want to learn to embroider. During this episode you’ll also hear about her latest collection of fun embroidery designs published in the her new book “Sublime Stitching Craft Pad.”

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More Jenny… Read Jenny’s blog and check out her guest blog entries over at Dinosaurs and Robots. Visit the Sublime Stitching flickr pool to see how embroidery enthusiasts have made her designs their own. And listen to more music from her band The Hidden Presuaders.

modfashion-pattern.jpgThis week’s project: Download this Sublime Stitching modfashion diva PDF. Transfer to fabric and get stitching! (Thanks, Jenny!)

Enter to Win Sublime Stitching Goodies: Jenny and her team are super cool and donated a load of Sublime Stitching goodness. Leave a comment below about your wildest embroidery adventure to get in the random drawing to win a pack of Jenny’s designs. (Links to your latest embroidery projects very welcome!) There will multiple winners! The deadline is Saturday, May 10, 2008. Good luck everyone!

UPDATE:  Congrats to these lucky winners: Juliann K. of Cary, N.C, Jen C. of Huntington Beach, Calif., Beth W. of Glendale, Calif. and Tanya M. of Port Orchard, Wash. Each lucky lady won two Sublime Stitching iron-on pattern packs. Happy stitching!

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Taking Names: Who do you want to hear from next? Send your comments, guest and show topic suggestions to jennifer@craftsanity.com

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