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?
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.
Mixed-media stitches on painted canvas.
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