Jordan is the owner of jd.stitch. She designs and creates unique, and often salty, one of a kind embroidered pieces as well as kits for those that want to try their hand at the craft. Her classes at The Clever Tiger are very popular, so keep your ears to the ground for those in the future.
She finds mornings to be her most productive/creative time and can be found outside with a cup of coffee and her sketchbook or tablet in hand.
1. Why did you move to Elgin?
I moved to Elgin about 4 years ago to be with my husband. We have known each other since 6th/7th grade.
2. What compels you to spend time creating?
I have always been a maker, but discovered embroidery shortly after the birth of kiddo with the support of my husband (at the time boyfriend). What started out a fun new medium of art-quickly became a passion! I love every step from drawing out the patterns, to transferring, to stitching and watching my ideas come to life! It really is the best!
3. Tell me three things you’ve learned in the past five years.
1: being more open with my art—to make things I am passionate about!
2: to get over the fear of judgment! Letting myself and my art be who and what it is. Not everyone is going to like it or want to buy it and that is just fine.
3: not to freak out—things will work out!
4. What are you currently making, reading, watching, or listening to?
I currently have maybe 6+ different projects I’m working on! From painting hoops, a new kit, some tattoo flash style art(thanks to a dear friend Juanito from better days tattoos out of Killeen TX, and some new fun products! I am always bouncing around between things!
I have very little time to read for myself but am very excited to have started the series of unfortunate events by Lemony Snicket with my child.
Music I listen to-it ranges depending on my mood, but at any give time you can find me with CD’s from my younger days. Can’t go wrong with Jack White, Nirvana or Alkaline Trio!
5. Cake or Pie?
BROWNIES! And the best I’ve ever had came from The Cookie Farmer-Ashley!
2 thoughts on “Jordan (jd.stitch): The Five Question Interview”
A while back when I lived in NYC I came up with the idea of making embroidery kits out of very atypical subjects, most particularly, graffiti-covered subway cars. I ran around subway stations photographing the most spectacular examples. Unfortunately, I didn’t know the ins and outs of embroidery enough to pull it off. So I was excited to see that you’re making your creations work, practically speaking. Great job!
Oh my Holly, I would love to see some graffiti embroidery. And your photos! Jordan’s work is great, and I always like a good cuss word in a pretty script.