What Do You Need To Be Creative? Time, Space (A Free Design)? Read On!

The one thing art requires, Jenny Hart says, is un-constructed time—freedom to create with abandon, sans restrictions or interruptions. Finding said time used to be a challenge when the Sublime Stitching founder lived at her Los Angeles warehouse, but it’s become easier to immerse herself in hand embroidery in her new home-based studio outside the city.

“It’s a thing that you have to work really hard to carve out, and it feels like
a luxury,” Hart says. “I always say I need a room that no one else goes in. I can close the door, be uninterrupted, and think and work.”

JH quote 1 WF 600 What Do You Need To Be Creative? Time, Space (A Free Design)? Read On!Since starting Sublime Stitching  15 years ago, Hart’s been producing contemporary hand embroidery designs that draw on both her fine art background and her combined love for rock and roll, bass guitar and comic books. It’s the hand embroidery company she wished existed when her mom taught her the craft in the 1990s, she says. “The patterns were really ‘70s and ‘80s and had fallen into this teddy-bears-and- bunnies realm,” says Hart. “Also the learning resources were extremely limited. They assumed you knew how to put fabric in a hoop and where the needles go.”

SWM Logo 300 What Do You Need To Be Creative? Time, Space (A Free Design)? Read On!We’re lucky to have Jenny Hart join our Sew With Me series. If you love embroidery hand and/or machine, you’re in luck. Jenny has made her designs available in hand and machine embroidery formats, the best of both worlds.

Great thing is, if you need help on basic hand embroidery, there are helpful videos for only 2.99. Great for beginners or those who are a little rusty (me).

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Download the Pretty Pheasants design (as seen on our cover issue for (Oct/Nov 2016) )and pillow pattern for Free until April 30, 2017!

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 What Do You Need To Be Creative? Time, Space (A Free Design)? Read On!

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I write for the Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery blogs. I love sewing, vintage and would love to get a comment from you!
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3 Responses to What Do You Need To Be Creative? Time, Space (A Free Design)? Read On!

  1. Tricia says:

    I completely agree on a room, alone without interruption, but also I find having a very understanding husband helps too…:) When I get inspired, it has a tendency to take over my whole world (my “room”, kitchen table, living room) I loose time and its nice when he says “I’ll bring home dinner, sounds like you were busy today” Also, he never complains about the Project in a box next to the couch. Unconditional Support is what helps me be creative.

  2. Susan MacLeod says:

    thank you for the sweet patterns!