I’m a professional embroidery artist based out of Chicago, IL. I stumbled upon embroidery one Christmas. My mother had hand embroidered stockings for the entire family, but never had one to call her own. I decided that year to make her one. I learned two things stitching that stocking. I just can’t follow a pattern, there are just too many things that can be tweaked and changed. And, I was whole heartedly in love. I had found my calling. Since that day I have been embroidering nonstop. My pieces are characteristically know to have considerable and diverse color pallets. On average one embroidery will have 50 different colors within it. I love color. Color theory was one of my favorite classes in art school. Although I can’t technically mix my colors the way one can with paint, I’m still able to blend different colors together to create the shades and tones required to create the illusion of a different color. I love watching a piece come to life one stitch at a time. Although they can take over 40 hours to create, I adore every second of it. A true devotion to the craft stems from an intense satisfaction of turning conception into reality. I founded JDevinEmbroidery as a platform to showcase and sell quality handmade products. Sometimes in today’s modern world we can forget the beauty in the natural, beautiful, and handmade.