Wouldn't you know it, the same day I posted about Sublime Stitching, I got an email from one of their staffers in response to my request for a Q&A with founder Jenny Hart (that should show you how impatient I am...). Jenny was on the road, but agreed to answer some questions via email. In another twist of fate, Jenny was on her way to Seattle, where she was signing books at the Urban Craft Uprising craft fair. I made it there and bought THE LAST BOOK. No joke. It was destiny. Everyone was super-nice (and I already have about a million ideas from the book!). So Jenny, I hope you have a safe trip home, and readers, here's the inside scoop from Sublime Stitching:
1. How was Sublime Stitching started?
Tea towels are a great starting point. And, my kits are designed for total beginners with everything needed to start (and make hundreds of projects). I put my favorite supplies in them, and they can be custom-built on the website (you choose the patterns and the textile to stitch on). Embroidery doesn't have to be elaborate. Just a few stitches are all it takes and you're on your way.