Stitch Meditation

During the Pandemic I picked up a new practice called Stitch Meditation. Heidi Iverson and Botanical Colors had a monthly stitch in over Zoom. Heidi led it and taught us a new stitch each month. The idea was to do one meditation a day. During such a time of un-surety especially as an artist this gave me time each day to unwind and connect to material and mind. I’ve never been one to be able to meditate, I always need to be doing something so this allowed for meditation through movement. I don’t do this daily anymore but some days it’s good to go back to. Today being a snowy holiday and a week of working on a proposal it seemed like a good time

An afternoon of Visible Mending

This workshop at the BCA really made my heart sing. In a world of throw away culture and fast fashion I wasn’t sure what the turnout would be. I was blown away, in over three hours we had about twenty six  people attend of all ages. Some brought items to mend and others came to do samples. I was so impressed with the eagerness to learn. From the man who came to mend his work pants, children learning to stitch, and women from our local seniors home having a morning of socializing and learning new skills. It was a blast and enjoyed by all, the workshop was three hours but many stayed to stitch for another hour until our showcase started.

A few Projects I’m Working on

It’s been a busy summer with my residency and markets with The General Bean

But I have found some time to work on a few things. I’ve started a new sweater top from wool I dyed with marigolds. It’s a sport weight local wool that I used. Pictures coming soon!

And here’s a rust, indigo and stitch piece I’m working on for the showcase at the BCA.