Aside from a career in the home textiles industry, Glenn is a prolific crafter. He is an accomplished quilter, knitter, and photographer in addition to being an amazing embroiderer (as evidenced by the images of Glenn's work that you can see throughout this post ... by the way, is anyone else excited for Tim Burton's upcoming take on Alice in Wonderland?)
FS: When did you first start embroidering, and how did you become interested in the craft?
GD: I started embroidering last April. Basically, I’ve always been attracted to things that are created with any form of needle and thread. I’ve been knitting for years. During a mindless meandering on the internet, I came across some antique redwork. I was fascinated by the simplicity and decided to give it a try. The embroidery evolved from that point.
FS: How would you describe your style?
GD: Since I’m rather new to the craft, I would call my style "ever-changing". I do gravitate towards 50’s and 60’s retro pieces. I also love classic illustration.
FS: What is your favorite embroidery project that you've made? That someone else has made?
GD: I was pleased with the Alice in Wonderland projects I’ve done. I like the original artwork and wanted to transform it into a 3 dimensional piece. There are tons of great embroidery artists out there. I have many favorites.
FS: Do your friends / family / co-workers know that embroidery is a hobby of yours, or is it a "secret identity"?
GD: Everyone knows that I have some sort of project in the works at all times. I am officially “out” and embrace my crafting.
FS: Do you embroider in public? If so, what is the strangest / funniest / most interesting reaction you've gotten from others?
GD: I’ve knit on a plane and haven’t really had any negative reactions. I do get the stares and the occasional .. “What are you making?” question from time to time. I would embroider in public. I just haven’t had the chance.
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