My first blog post for a while. I have been busy sampling and refining techniques in print and stitch: in particular re-learning the Bernina embroidery software and the workings of my digital sewing machine now that it is finally up and running again.
Last year I made three small pieces of work almost as an after thought for the Imagined Landscapes exhibition. It was here that all the elements of my work seemed to work one with each other…layers of hand made silk papers, hand printed from laser etched wood blocks enhanced with handstitching…stitch as drawing. Here the concept of hand made digitally-digitally handmade began to make sense…something I had been working on for a while.
The small samples shown here challenged not only me but the machine, in particular how to stitch through layers of hand made surfaces without creating havoc with the fine tuning of a digital sewing computer. Something my older, work horse non digital bernina wouldnt have batted an eyelid at.