I’ve been a stitcher since I was a child. I made clothes and housewares for Barbie. I stitched on my clothes as a young girl and I still do now almost daily.
My work is best described as intuitive or slow stitching…now a huge movement of people wanting to slow down all around the world.
I’ve recently started to weave in various forms.
I’ve been thinking about what the practice of stitching and now weaving means to me now. I looked through my photographs. I didn’t pay much attention to the work, I just noted how I felt.
I’ve never cared much about precision and those who know me would call this an understatement. I find irregularity far more interesting, more of a story there I guess. As I thought about why I’m so drawn to these processes…
something became very clear to me…
Stitching and weaving are meditation to me. Ancient arts that slow my monkey mind down and require presence. Thank you Little Lisa for starting to stitch long ago and continuing this process through all stages of life.
A very special thanks to a few influential stitchers in my life: Aunt Dorothy, Elizabeth Bunsen, and Maggie Pace.
Elizabeth Bunsen: https://www.instagram.com/elizabethbunsen/?hl=en
Maggie Pace: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/maggie-paces-pick-up-sticks/patterns.