February 2, 2010

Tuesday: Introducing John

Hand Stitched Embroidery Swap
Stitched by j_q_adams

I'd like to introduce John, a super-talented quilter and embroiderer who you may know from his blog, Quilt Dad, and from the numerous swaps and projects he's involved in. On Flickr, he goes by j_q_adams, and you know we're thrilled to have a manbroiderer on Feeling Stitchy! :)

Here's a mini-interview with John, so you can get to know him better...

What will you be blogging on? To start, I'll be alternating between two topics: the work and people in the world of "manbroidery" (i.e. men that stitch!), and posts about what happens at the intersection of quilting and embroidery (hint: lots of beautiful, cool things!)

Your favorite DMC floss color? I'm still trying a bunch of colors out for the first time, but I really enjoy working with the DMC variegated colors. Lately, I've been loving the combination of 597, 747, and 3032 that I used on a recent project.

Your favorite embroidery project?
I just finished up two pieces for a Flickr friend that have quickly become my favorites:
Hoop Up | Woodland Creature #1

But I have a few more things in the works, so stay tuned ... !

Your inspirations?
Absolutely my #1 source for inspiration is Flickr: namely the Embroidery and Hand Stitched groups, as well as some uber-talented Flickr friends like cathygaubert, GeorgiaMcDonald, Follow the White Bunny, comfortstitching, ritapizza, and countless others. I also continue to be amazed by the talent on Craftster and look to people like rectangel, IamSusie, kittykill, and the members of the Tea Towel Tours for inspiration. Finally, I love to search for embroidery patterns on Etsy to find new & unique ideas. My favorite Etsy sellers include Andrea Zuill / Badbird, Cate Anevski, and Emily Martin / The Black Apple. Oh yeah, and I can't forget the Feeling Stitchy blog!!

Your blog) url?

Any swaps or projects you're involved in? Hoop Up Stitch & Send Swap (Flickr), Hand Stitched Embroidery Swap (Flickr), Tea Towel Tour (Craftster), and many other sewing / quilting swaps.

One word answer:
Freehand or pattern? Pattern (for now... : )
Messy or neat? Neat
Cute or edgy? In-between ; )

Thanks, John! And everybody, stay tuned for some awesome posts! :)

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

Feel free to email me with any ideas for the blog!


  1. Totes cool, love the manbroidery. What a cool cat - more power to John!

  2. Great interview! John does it all! So cool!

  3. flattery will get you everywhere...in fact, it may even get you a second embroidery for hopp up! hey, is that why you sent so much fabric? ;)
    yay for manbroidery! i cannot wait to see the cool dudes that you find for us.

  4. i'm a terrible typist...that should have been "hoop up!" and not "hopp up!". sorry!