Slow Stitching in London

Home again after a most inspiring course in London with Claire Wellesley-Smith artist, educator and writer, who has specialized in textile art that use local, natural color, created from home-grown and local plants. So for the class Claire had brought a wonderful palette of her home dyed threads and cloths for us to use for our works.

At the course we used simple stitching, plain-sewing and patchwork techniques and studied the collection of old quilt samples, original Japanese Boro pieces, and hand-mended scraps Claire had brought along to illustrate her points of view and for general inspiration and reflexion.

I’m in a totally happy and uplifted mood. A lot of new ideas and material to work with! Not to mention the challenge to establish a daily stitching practice!

It has been such a generous weekend (I also had a little time to visit Lucius & Foxy  ;-)). What a privilege and a gift – to get so much new inspiration and energy to move on with my own textile art work and visions on slow hand stitching.

About hanne

Mixed media artist working with collage, art-money, artists´ books and communication
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