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Jenny McWhinney

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Jenny McWhinney, a self-taught artist, has always had a passion for creating beautiful things, whether through drawing, painting, stitching or sewing. Her work is predominantly influenced by nature as she creates her artistic reflections of many different animals. Jenny specializes in embroidery portraits that not only capture a physical likeness, but also the essence of each creature’s spirit and personality.

Jenny started publishing her designs in Inspirations—the world’s most beautiful embroidery magazine—in 1988, and since then over fifty of her stitched creations have appeared in the publication.

Jenny has written two previous books. Her first was a self-illustrated book titled Thread Painting: Bunnies in My Garden, featuring twelve of her well-loved rabbit designs. Her second book, which she self-published, was The Redwork Circus—a departure from thread painting, exploring contemporary redwork for the modern quilter.

For more than twenty years now, Jenny has taught her craft at national and international conventions, embroidery guilds, and for private groups. She teaches many aspects of embroidery, drawing, and design, but her main objective is inspiring others to embrace their own creativity.

Jenny now plans to promote her large and diverse range of products through her new embroidery boutique, The Bobbin Tree, in Adelaide, Australia. 

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