an artists' view

an artists' view

Friday, 21 May 2010

my version of 'sashiko' stitching

This is my version of sashiko sewing.
It's black cotton fabric, with white embroidery thread.

It is one component of a larger textile piece that I'm currently working on. As I'm not a trained textile artist, the work is going very slowly...v...e...r...y..slowly!
I'm incorporating sewn pieces; knitted work; hand painted fabric. It's a 'core sampler', as was described to me (thanks Helen!) using geology, and geological representation, as the starting point.
Many hours poring over maps, and geological formations, is informing the work.

Unfortunately, it's nowhere near ready for the Hymnal exhibition! Shame.

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