Hand sewing, stitches that gradually gather, gradually making associations, suggesting shapes, defining spaces.
Hand sewing with one or just a few colors on a solid fabric, light and dark; the simplicity is sublime.
I learn so much from reading blogs and following them. One is Christine Mauersberger-Textile Artist
Christine’s Insight and Advice
The act of hand sewing is very much a conversation with oneself. The way I work is to draw marks and designs in my sketchbook. My hand is following what’s going on in my head. Later, I’ll make decisions about which drawing makes me happy enough to want to stitch it on fabric. My focus is to make something beautiful and to please myself.
At the very least one could find a mentor who is willing to have a conversation with you every few months. I don’t look for critique as much as having someone help me make professional decisions. Lastly, I always follow my gut.
Visit Christine’s website to see more of her wonderful art.
Go forth and make something beautiful.