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

Art vs. Craft

I had a professor of art history ask, “What is your definition of art?”  After a brief moment of silence, he offered this definition, “Art is an idea made manifest.”

So, “What is your definition of art?”

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/is-there-a-difference-between-art-and-craft-laura-morelli#review

Still-Life--Vase-with-Fifteen-Sunflowers

More Buttons #2

Sea Glass and Sand Dollars #5