I’ve been attracted to thread and embroidery for a long time, but I’ve never quite committed to learning how to use thread the way I want. Instead, I’ve mostly just been collecting images of work that inspires me. I like the idea of embroidery or stitches as evidence of a needle. You can no longer see the needle, but you can see where it has been.
This past summer in Chicago, I decided to check out a sewing machine and just play with it. I also did a tiny bit of sewing by hand.
Most of the messy lines were unintentional results of me playing with the sewing machine settings, but I’m happy that they turned out this way.
I hope to incorporate thread into my work even more over the next year. Thanks for visiting!