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
4 thoughts on “Stitches On Canvas”
Oh my! I wasn’t so sure how my need to paint would be perceived. Thank you for the bottom of my heart.
Vincent eat your heart out! Beautiful artwork, I love it! More of this please! love from Ohio, Johanna
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.