This quote really resonates with me. I think of it literally and metaphorically. During quarantine I began embroidering as a way to lessen my anxiety about things I could not control and also as a way to keep connected to my memories. As a teenager, memories of my mother teaching me how to do chain stitches on my carpenter pants (I was a 70’s teen), gave me comfort. I think she would have been proud of how many more stitches I have learned and that I can now do a bit more than chain stitch the Bay City Rollers’ names on my pants 🙂 There’s a whole world out there of mostly female artists that are creating amazing work on material stretched between 2 bamboo hoops. They have become my new teachers. This new resurgence of “manualidades” (handcrafts), has a basis in every culture in the world.
It’s been a while since I have been excited about exploring and experimenting with materials I love and some I am trying for the first time.
Here’s a few, there’s way too many hanging in my house right now…….