jennyjen42

JennyJen 42

Baltimore, Maryland 1082 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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jennyjen42

JennyJen 42

Baltimore, Maryland | 1082 Sales

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Jennifer McBrien

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Jennifer McBrien

Announcement    Jennyjen42 is a unique line of handmade gifts that are fresh, practical and have a fun sense of spirit and nostalgia to them.
The “jenny” of my business name refers to my childhood self . The cut felt birds and fabrics that play with whimsy. The “Vintage Inspired” organic cotton fabrics I use to create functional products that reflect the nostalgic of its design, such as the felt lined, fabric eyeglass case or zipper pouch. The “jen” of my business is the serious birder and observer that proves I know birds and plants with my observational drawing skills.
I am a painter turned textile artist. I’ve discovered my mark making comes alive when using my sewing machine. Using my machine as a drawing tool, not a computer program, I see my subjects come alive with intensity and personality. My subjects speak of my observations of the natural world that tend to get ignored: the birds that inhabit my urban home, and edible plants that are commonly mistaken as weeds, such as dandelions.
Regarding my bird portraits, I wanted them to feel like family portraits that can be arranged to create a narrative of subtle expressive reactions and silent dialogue. Each portrait is created freehand on the sewing machine. Drawing each mark, value and detail by manipulating the canvas under the moving needle. Each has a final result of a line drawing but with a more labor intensive method that I chose as a dedication towards their preservation.



Please free free to convo me for special orders as well as Wholesale questions!

Visit my web page at www.jennyjen42.com to read my blog , sign up for my mailing list for updates, sales and special coupon codes, and craft shows where I will be selling my wares!
Follow me on facebook : facebook.com/jennyjen42. instagram/jennyjen42 and twitter http://www.twitter.com/jennyjen42.

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Last updated on Jan 14, 2019

Jennyjen42 is a unique line of handmade gifts that are fresh, practical and have a fun sense of spirit and nostalgia to them.
The “jenny” of my business name refers to my childhood self . The cut felt birds and fabrics that play with whimsy. The “Vintage Inspired” organic cotton fabrics I use to create functional products that reflect the nostalgic of its design, such as the felt lined, fabric eyeglass case or zipper pouch. The “jen” of my business is the serious birder and observer that proves I know birds and plants with my observational drawing skills.
I am a painter turned textile artist. I’ve discovered my mark making comes alive when using my sewing machine. Using my machine as a drawing tool, not a computer program, I see my subjects come alive with intensity and personality. My subjects speak of my observations of the natural world that tend to get ignored: the birds that inhabit my urban home, and edible plants that are commonly mistaken as weeds, such as dandelions.
Regarding my bird portraits, I wanted them to feel like family portraits that can be arranged to create a narrative of subtle expressive reactions and silent dialogue. Each portrait is created freehand on the sewing machine. Drawing each mark, value and detail by manipulating the canvas under the moving needle. Each has a final result of a line drawing but with a more labor intensive method that I chose as a dedication towards their preservation.



Please free free to convo me for special orders as well as Wholesale questions!

Visit my web page at www.jennyjen42.com to read my blog , sign up for my mailing list for updates, sales and special coupon codes, and craft shows where I will be selling my wares!
Follow me on facebook : facebook.com/jennyjen42. instagram/jennyjen42 and twitter http://www.twitter.com/jennyjen42.

About jennyjen42

Sales 1,082
On Etsy since 2007

Why I Put a Bird on it!

On numerous days, jennyjen walks to her studio in Baltimore, MD through a treasured wooded pathway, listening to the bird stories being told, with thoughts of her childhood playing in the woods and the surrounding urban sounds that sneak into her walk. These sweet thoughts are the inspirations for her daily creations that she creates in her historical mill space. Her felt applique designs begin with cut out felt shapes that play amongst pattern or solid backgrounds, tacked glued and then sewn down with a distinctive black stitch line. Her stitched designs are all drawn freehand on a sewing machine. All products are made with her own patterns and original designs. All one at a time. Most of her work has a functional component that also relate to the nostalgic of its design. She has chosen to keep her business small and sustainable with small batch, high quality and eco-friendly production.

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  • Jennifer McBrien

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Jen McBrien has turned her paintbrush into a sewing machine for more than a decade. An art educator by day, a lone sweatshop worker by night! Her birds are her muse that communicate her sense of whimsy and joy that she wants to spread to the world.

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