I love the added texture that stitching gives to my work; it especially seems to compliment naturally dyed fabrics, and even more so when the cloth is vintage.
Stitching, especially hand stitching, seems to embed some of the personality and thought processes of the maker into the work. When I go to textile art or quilt exhibitions, I love to look closely at the sewn details almost more than the overall effect!
Since my mother first helped me make simple clothes for my dolls at age 4, I have loved sewing. I feel complete when I’m working on a project that involves cloth and stitch, no matter how long it takes to complete.
So when I decided to fill in the shadows of the leaf prints with seed stitch it didn’t worry me that it would take time!
I revel in the process as well as the textural effect.