one of the highlights of the hello craft summit of awesome was the craftnote address by jenny hart. jenny is the driving force behind sublime stitching and a woman that i consider one of the mothers of the modern craft movement. her fresh take on the world of embroidery design caused crafters everywhere to pick up those long neglected sharp needles and get to stitching. she gave an inspirational talk about her business and how craft and the craft community got her through some tough times in her life. then she sat down with a few lucky ladies (this chickadee included) for a demo of basic embroidery techniques.
magic the unicorn was made in just one short sit-down with a sublime stitching starter kit. while we worked, we learned more than just how to execute a french knot. jenny also educated the group on a current conflict between her business and another embroidery company, urban threads. it raised a lot of questions about copyright and copying in craft, and i left the session vowing to write more about the dispute and issues surrounding it. but you know how those best intentions sometimes go...thankfully (and coincidentally) meaghan of oh ginger put up a well written post about the integrity of craft on her blog, queering domesticity.