I have been active in my studio….honestly I have. I have been reluctant to post here on this blog (and my primary website blog) because I continually run into situations and stories about people copying, stealing images and more. This … Continue reading
I have been following textile artist Jude Hill for quite a few years now. She remains a dominant influence for me. Actually, I started this blog when I discovered her. I was going through a challenging time and I had to find a way to calm myself. I decided to sit myself down and hand stitch as a purposeful activity to relax my mind…to create calmness; and it worked.
She has videos on you tube that are wonderful. She often records herself talking about something important. Her writing reflects her thinking which to me is equivalent to beautiful poetry. Her writings are thought provoking.
Check out what she has going on at www.spiritcloth.com
I have a new online friend, Anne Lange. We have been communicating about embroidery; primarily using it as “free-form”. This is my favorite way to use embroidery. Anne Lange teaches embroidery in her studio in Germany and at shows, but mainly … Continue reading
The silk project has been successfully transformed. There is a bit more hand stitching left to do.
The first round of stitches show through the organza. I wanted to enhance and integrate the composition without losing the effort I had put in already. I like the way the stitches have taken on a mysterious look.
ZEN: a major school of Buddhism originating in 12th-century China that emphasizes enlightenment through meditation and insight
CLOTH: fabric made by weaving, knitting, or felting thread or fibers
The purpose of this blog is to explore these terms by the unification of handwork; stitching cloth by hand.
Handwork: work done by hand not by machine.