|Most of November|
I believe that my work in textiles reaches others on a more emotional level than painting or drawing ever can. The reason for this is the materiality of cloth and stitch. Cloth has a most intimate connection to the human body. Babes are wrapped in cloth within minutes of emerging from the womb. Cloth is fragile and wears out with age, as does the human body. The hand stitch is a slow method of making a mark and seems to hold time and make it visible. The time repeatedly spent touching the piece expresses a thoughtful caring and tenderness. There is power in cloth that has been stitched by hand.
Do all your work as if you had a thousand years to live, and as if you are going to die tomorrow.
A Shaker idea.