Stitches On Canvas

Why shouldn’t stitches be on canvas?  Stitches can be sewn, woven, knitted and crocheted using plastic, bamboo, wire, animal and plant fiber to name a few.  Stitches hold something together to adorn the body, or hold someone together when nothing else seems to work.  Stitches are created using a machine or by hand producing added texture and dimension to our lives.  So, why shouldn’t stitches be on canvas?

Stitches On Canvas
Photo Credit: Mary Lou Fall

Knitted wire stitches with beads held together by a stitched Dorset Button sewn by hand attached to felted wool embellished with a silk cocoon on silk fabric.

Stitches On Canvas #2
Photo Credit: Mary Lou Fall

Mixed-media stitches on painted canvas.

Stitches on Canvas #3
Photo Credit: Mary Lou Fall

A stitched Dorset Button sewn to a piece of silk stitched to a felted piece of wool, which reminds me of my favorite flower, the sunflower.

 

The sunflower is mine, in a way – Vincent Van Gogh

Author: knitorious

I live in a world of mixed media, primarily focused on yarn and fabric. Currently, I'm exploring the world of fashion design, specifically dart manipulation along with bead embroidery. I enjoy translating my work through the use of photography.

4 thoughts on “Stitches On Canvas”

  1. Oh my! I wasn’t so sure how my need to paint would be perceived. Thank you for the bottom of my heart.

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  2. Your work makes the case, perfectly, that stitches have a place on canvas. The use of canvas elevates the stitching, I think, encouraging us to consider it as art, for its own sake.

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