“… when I started doing it, it was better than drugs, alcohol, anything that I have ever tried.”
–Jenny Hart from the indie craft documentary Handmade Nation.
I had to try it. Wouldn’t you? What is she talking about?
Here is the whole quote:
“I thought it would be stressful to embroider. It looked tedious, like I would want to pull my hair out. But when I started doing it, it was better than drugs, alcohol, anything that I have ever tried.”
Embroidery!?!… I have had one of Jenny Hart’s books, Sublime Stitching, on my shelf for over a year, unused. So watching the Handmade Nation DVD ( borrowed from the library) finally pushed me over the edge to actually do some embroidery. I also wanted to try out another book, Alabama Chanin Studio Sewing + Design, that has been sitting on my shelf, up to now only admired, but not used. So it all came together in this project. Ta Da…