photo by Aubrey Edwards for Juxtapoz magazine, from www.jennyhart.net/about
I was nervous about this. I mean, she looks SO cool. And, her work is SO cool. I was worried about interrupting her opening night at the gallery. I needn't have been so silly. Jenny was SO nice. She chatted with me for at least 20 minutes, answering all of my questions and filling in any gaps my questioning might have missed. I think the neatest thing about her, besides her work of course, is the amazing fact that she only learned how to embroider 9 years ago!! I mean, this is amazing! Take a look at her work here or here. Not only is the woman prolific, she's really good. She also runs an amazingly successful company (Sublime Stitching in case you missed it earlier) that she is very proud of having built all by herself in less than a decade. I found her to be inspiring, as well as kind. Her philosophy is that anyone can stitch, and she designs her products around that. If you look through her tutorials on her website, you'll see what I mean. I'm ordering her books as soon as I get back to the States, so watch out, friends! I think they'll be more than one baby or mamma running around with a bitchin' stitch on their shirt-fronts done by yours truly! Oh and the drum-set on a tee for Jonny? That too.