Stitching as meditation

meditation sewing

This conversation about stitching is itself slow, meditative and pondering, titled "Thinking Stitch" by Brenda Miller. https://vimeo.com/115214439 In the conversation, the two women sewing discuss early memories of a mother sewing practical clothes, rhythms of machine and handsewing, practicing the craft as a meditative way of slowing down, and the importance of finding that creative …

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Loyalty and Kindness – Drawn IN (Carole Bury)

  http://cheltenhamgroupartists.org/gallery_657235.html#photos_id=13772077   Both a beautiful statement and illustration, by artist Carole Bury.  You can see more of her work on her website http://www.carolebury.com.  She works through fine art, paper, textiles, drawings, often with the subject of birds and flight and associated emotions of joy and release. "As my pencils and charcoal dance and skitter …

Alighiero Boetti

This Italian artist produced joyous, coloured designs of "squared words" of phrases in Italian, then had them embroidered by Afghan needlewomen in refugee camps in 1970s. (photo from TJBoulting, gallery, which held an exhibition of the work in 2012) Quello Che Non Succede In Mille Anni Succedera In Un Attimo (That which does not happen …