We had a great meeting yesterday when Julie guided us gently into the joys of hand stitch. To begin with she shared some of her ideas , inspirations and favourite artists including the work of Kathryn Clark and Shelley Rhodes. She talked to us about the essence of Wabi-sabi and the calm of both the process and the finished pieces.
We all began with a small piece of white felt and my stitching became a memory of a rusting fishing boat at St. Ives but as you can see the other pieces I put together are all 'Works in progress'! Other people were far more prolific but I've always found hand stitching to be a slow process, though as Julie pointed out speed is definitely not the point when making pieces like these.