Happy Birthday: Jenny Hart
Jenny Hart is a contemporary embroidery artist who was born on December 18th.
Hart worked in traditional drawing media until she discovered embroidery. Uninterested in traditional patterns she turned to designing her own. This later led to starting her own business Sublime Stitching and co-founding a business collective, the Austin Craft Mafia.
She is credited for reigniting contemporary interest in embroidery through her contemporary designs. It's impressive and inspiring to see how she manages to float between her craft business and exhibiting as a fine artist.
"I like selling a skill and turning people onto a past time, and changing their idea about it. Because that's what happened to me." ~Jenny Hart