Without doubt, one of our most consistently enjoyable and educational columns is Kreinik Calling, in which Dena Lenham from Kreinik Manufacturing Company shares ideas on how to use their threads to make superb stitcheries. It’s Dena’s turn to be interviewed, so let’s crack on with it!
Name: Dena Lenham
Location: West Virginia, USA
Specialism: Creative Director for Kreinik Manufacturing, the thread company; cross stitcher, needlepointer, crocheter, quilter, cat rescuer, Twitter addict, sports watcher
Favourite Colour: Green
Favourite Film: Barefoot In The Park
Favourite Band: Green Day
Favourite Book: A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel
Tell us a joke: “There were two lady tourists in Paris. One tells the other: ‘You know, I’ve been here two weeks and haven’t been to the Louvre yet.’ And the other woman replies, “Well, maybe it’s the water.” (From tv/movie/writer/producer/director Garry Marshall’s autobiography, a wonderful book about writing, creating, patience, and perseverance, I read about 20 years ago, but I never forgot this joke, which still makes me laugh.)
A little piece of wisdom:“Happy Birthday” is a victory song.
Thanks Dena! You can enjoy Kreinik Calling on the first Wednesday of each month, and be sure to visit the Kreinik website if you’re looking for threads that are a cut above the rest!
Alex Knoll, AKA Bad Grandma Stitches is the artist featured in this Craft Rocks issue. We see links here between Embroidery and music album clovers. The potential of cross stitch to shade and...
Every year, Hand & Lock organizes a competition for the prestigious Prize for Embroidery to promote the use of hand embroidery and to discover emerging embroidery talent. The 2020 brief, "The...